Dwyane Wade visits Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students

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After the school shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day, numerous survivors called for greater gun control. Oliver, who was one of the 17 victims from the February 14 tragedy, was buried while wearing a Wade No. 3 Heat jersey.

In a speech to several students, Wade said in part, "I just wanted to come and say I'm inspired".

Stoneman Douglas students shared Wade's visit on social media, with one student saying, "D WADE JUST CAME TO DOUG". "As someone out here in the public eye, I'm proud to say I'm from this state". Student survivors of the shooting have said they plan to participate in marches in Washington and cities around the country on March 24 to continue the conversation about gun violence issues.

Dwyane Wade was emotional upon learning a Parkland shooting victim was buried in his jersey. The day after he started doing this, Wade drilled a game-winning shot against the Sixers last week.

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In another tweet, Wade continued: "It's way BIGGER than basketball. We are the voices for the people that don't get to be heard". In that game, Wade scored 15 of Miami's final 17 points in Miami's 102-101 victory.

He later invited Oliver's family to a game at American Airlines Arena on Saturday.

Teacher Debbie Jacobson posted a picture of her with Wade on Twitter as well Wednesday thanking the Heat player for all he did for Oliver's family.

"Meeting this man would have meant the world to Joaquin Oliver, one of our fallen 17", Jacobson said. Dwyane Wade is trying to ease some of their pain. "So I just say thank you". "A real bright spot for our kids!"

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