Wade Gives Displaced Family New Home

Florida family lost all in accidental fire
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 25, 2008 12:48 PM CST
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade helped a Florida family who lost their home in a fire.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Christmas seemed destroyed for Dawn Smith’s family after her nephew accidentally burned down their Florida home, but Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has saved it. He helped Smith move into a new home on Christmas Eve, providing furnishings, clothes, and gifts for the holidays, the AP reports. Wade’s foundation will make payments while the Smiths get back on their feet.

“Hopefully, you’ll like it,” Wayne told an emotional Smith, who repeatedly thanked him as she sobbed. “It’s not about what you’re going to receive, but what you can give to others from what you’ve received,” he added. (Read more Dwyane Wade stories.)