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Friday, November 27, 2009

Shaq Pays For Shaniya Davis' Funeral


If you follow my blog, you know that I have posted stories on the brutal death of 5-year old Shaniya Davis, who was raped and murdered by 29-year old Mario McNeill. Shaniya's mother had prostituted her and she was later discovered along a North Carolina highway. This story has touched my heart in ways I can't even explain. Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal has offered to pay the entire expense of her funeral.

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.
Rest In Peace, Shaniya Davis.

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3 comments:

rayqueenbee said...

That's truly nice of Shaq. His blessings is multiplied. May this babygirl soul RIP

RavynRae said...

That was REALLY sweet!

Anonymous said...

That was great what Shaq did. Shaniya Davis is in a better place now.

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