We are learning more details about the victims of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 17 lives were lost there nearly two weeks ago, and 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver was among them.
Oliver loved soccer and was such a big fan of Frank Ocean that Blonde inspired him to dye his hair. Oliver was buried earlier this month– in Dwyane Wade’s Miami Heat jersey. The Miami Herald reports that Oliver was a huge fan of the Heat and was elated to learn Wade was returning to the team. When Wade learned that the Venezuelan native was laid to rest in his jersey, he had an emotional reaction.
You’re about to make me cry this afternoon https://t.co/rWFsQcxlYc
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 25, 2018
“You’re about to make me cry this afternoon,” he tweeted to one user who added him in a tweet about the story.
Later on, Wade told the Sun-Sentinel, “You really can’t put that in words. You hope for the family…You just hope that in the time that he was alive, you were able to help bring some form of joy to his life and something memorable. A story that his family and you guys can talk about. I don’t even know the words for it…it’s emotional even thinking about that. That his parents felt that burying him in my jersey was something he would’ve wanted.”
This is Joaquin Oliver. He was one of the 17 young lives that were lost tragically at Douglas HighSchool in Parkland. Joaquin was one of many that i heard was excited about my return to Miami and yesterday was buried in my jersey. This is why we will not just SHUT up and dribble! pic.twitter.com/X0tfTTao33
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 26, 2018