Wading into Motherhood: Becoming Dwyane Wade’s Mom
Dwyane Wade’s childhood was anything but idyllic. With his mother addicted to drugs and the world around him chaotic with gang violence, young Dwyane easily could have gone in the wrong direction. Despite her early challenges and inability to care for Dwyane, the amazing Jolinda Wade put her life together, became a pastor and most importantly, reclaimed her role as mother to one of the world’s most beloved athletes. This is her story of those early days, how she failed but didn’t give up, and how her famously generous son forgave and embraced her, and grew up into the man and athletic icon we now know.