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Wade buys mom a church after she completes turnaround

Updated: May 18, 2008, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Dwyane Wade sat in the first pew Sunday afternoon, looked at his mother, and simply couldn't hide his emotions.

She had made him cry often before. This time, it was different.

"This is tears of joy," he said, beaming. "Tears of joy for my mother."

Before she was known as the mother of the Miami Heat superstar and 2006 NBA Finals MVP, Jolinda Wade was known as an inmate, a fugitive, a drug user and drug seller. Her life turned around seven years ago when, after ...

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