View Full Version : Florida family displaced by fire gets new house from Heat's Wade

12-25-2008, 08:04 PM
When Dwyane Wade (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/players/3708) heard the plight of a South Florida woman whose nephew accidentally burned down her home -- and ruined all the family's possessions -- the Miami Heat (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/teams/heat) star knew he had to do something. So he helped the family move into a new home, just in time for Christmas.

Wade presented Dawn Smith with the ultimate Christmas gift on Wednesday -- the keys to a her new house, along with some furnishings, clothing and gifts to make sure her family has a joyous holiday, something that didn't seem likely just a few weeks ago.

His Wade's World foundation will make some payments on the home, while Smith and her family get back on their feet.

"That's what I try to teach my kids," said Wade, whose foundation has hosted several charity events this holiday season, mostly for needy children. "It's not about what you're going to receive -- it's what you can give to others from what you've received."