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FC: Dwyane Wade

2: Early Years | Wade liked living with his dad and stayed there. He was away from all of the drugs and gangs that his mom was caught up in. Wade's father relocated to a new house in Robbins, Illinois. This is where he learned to play the game that would make him famous, basketball, with his stepbrothers and their friends. | Dwyane Wade was born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. Just after his birth his parents went their separate ways. Dwyane lived with his mother Jolinda Wade, his sister Tragil, and his mother's other 2 daughters from a prior relationship. His sister tricked him into getting on a bus that took him to his dad's house in Robbins, Illinois.

3: High School/College | Dwyane went to Harold L. Richards High School. It was located in Oak Lawn where he played football and basketball. However, his grades were lacking when he was a senior. As a result, he was recruited by DePaul University, Marquette University, and Illinois State University

4: Dwyane Wade married Siovaughn Funches who he met when he was only nine years old. They had two children Zaire, and Zion. Zaire is nine years old, and Zion is four. They later divorced.

5: Adulthood | Presently, his girlfriend is Gabrielle Union.

6: Career | Dwyane Wade is a professional basketball player for the Miami Heat. He started playing when we has younger with his stepbrothers and their friends. His sister helped him by taking him from the bad environment of his mom's house to the better environment of his dad's house. After a second move with his father he was able to play basketball along with his stepbrothers and their friends. In high school he continued to play basketball. He played basketball at Marquette University and went professional in 2003 when he joined the Miami Heat. | $$

7: Accomplishments In 2008 he won a gold medal in the summer Olympics. He also received National Father of the Year in 2007. In 2006 he was named the NBA Finals MVP. Along with the Heat Dwyane Wade accomplished two championships in 2006 and 2012 | Finally, he wrote a book titled a "A Father First." It was just released this September.

8: Charity Work There is Wade's World Foundation. The organization's focus is to give assistance to progbrams of education, health, and family service. It especially helps underprivileged communities. Dwyane Wade also helped raise money for the Hatian earthquake relief fund. Most recently he donated his salary from a game played in New York City to the efforts to clean up from Hurricane Sandy.

9: Dwyane's Mom Dwyane Wade's mom, Jolinda Wade, was addicted to drugs. Tragil, Dwyane's sister got her to go to a church service. She then started to train to become a church minister. It was in 2007 when she, Pastor Wade, established the Temple of Praise. The Temple of Praise is found on Chicago's South Side.

10: This is his house. | Where is he now? | Dwyane lives near the Pinecrest, Florida area.

11: What is he doing now? | He is currently 30 years old. | He is currently playing basketball for the Miami Heat.

12: We chose Dwyane Wade because he is a very influential person. We also chose him because he is a good role model on and off the court.

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