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Shaquille O’Neal Pays For Shaniya Davis Funeral

Posted by on Nov 27, 2009 in Celebrity Honors, Celebrity News | 1 comment

image5614086x Shaquille ONeal Pays For Shaniya Davis FuneralI hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I just wanted to post this one story because it really touched my heart. I haven’t posted anything on Shaniya Davis because I start crying every time I try to write, and when I finish I become so enraged.

In case you live in a cave and haven’t heard, Shaniya Davis is a beautiful five year old  girl that was found on the side of road– raped and murdered– because her own mother, Antoinette Davis, pimped her out for sex to a sick and depraved man, Mario Andrette McNeill, 29.

It’s reported that Shaquille O’ Neal was so moved by this story that he picked up the funeral cost for this little angel. We like to gossip and talk about his marriage, but when he does something that he didn’t have to do, simply because his heart was moved by this little girl, then it’s certainly worth mentioning. Amen!

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal paid for the funeral of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl after being moved by national news coverage of the case of Shaniya Davis, who police say was kidnapped and killed.

The Cleveland Cavaliers player was touched by the stories he saw and got in touch with the family to see what he could do to help, a spokeswoman for O’Neal said Thursday.

More than 2,000 people attended the girl’s funeral Sunday. Her body was found Nov. 16 beside a rural road.

“I was sitting at home watching it on the news and the story brought a tear to my eye,” O’Neal told The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. [Source]

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