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Vertical Limit
05-19-2008, 10:42 AM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/basketball/heat/sfl-wade0518,0,1049961.story


CHICAGO - Dwyane Wade (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/sports/basketball/dwyane-wade-PESPT008417.topic) sat in the first pew Sunday afternoon, looked at his mother, and simply couldn't hide his emotions.

She had made him cry often before. This time, it was different.

``This is tears of joy,'' he said, beaming. ``Tears of joy for my mother.''

Before she was known as the mother of the Miami Heat (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/sports/basketball/miami-heat-ORSPT000190.topic) superstar and 2006 NBA (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/sports/basketball/national-basketball-association-15008001.topic) finals MVP, Jolinda Wade was known as an inmate, a fugitive, a drug user and drug seller. Her life turned around seven years ago when, after years of urging by her children, she got help and got clean. Along the way, she devoted her life to spreading the word of God, starting her first ministry while doing time in state prison.
I know this will probably get some negative feedback from some, but I thought it was a pretty cool and moving story. Not an every day gift, but it sure came from the heart.

retired opfinistic
05-19-2008, 11:31 AM
Feel good story.

Dolfan32323
05-19-2008, 11:32 AM
If "seeing the light" turned her life around then maybe she can help others with this.

spydertl79
05-19-2008, 06:21 PM
Thats a great story, its good to see not only that she turned her own life around, but that her and her son are trying to help others.

Amars
05-19-2008, 09:10 PM
wow cool story

FinsAreLife
05-19-2008, 10:18 PM
good stuff, good to hear

dreday
05-20-2008, 12:35 PM
What about Star Jones?She didn't get anything for her labor?

greatwade
05-22-2008, 02:46 PM
i gots da $$$ to do whatever I want