Shad Gaspard Foundation To Be Launched To Help Youth Accomplish Their Dreams: ‘I’m Excited To See Little Shad’s In The Forms Of Little Girls And Boys All Over The World’
As family, friends, and loved ones still grieve, mourn, and remember the loss of former WWE wrestler, actor, and writer Shad Gaspard, a foundation named after him will be launched on January 13.
The Shad Gaspard Foundation aims “to expand the possibilities of the youth through community based opportunities, so their dreams will not be deferred”.
Shad’s sister, Tamara Gaspard, talked in-depth about the launch of this foundation in honor of her brother in a post. She also talked about the background of why their mission is to help kids fulfill their dreams:
“Shad and I are products of immigrant parents…sent to America to expand the dreams of our ancestors,” Tamara said in the video. “As products of our parents, we were also filled with dreams. And our parents cultivated that, with signing us up for dance lessons, karate, acting lessons, singing lessons for Shad…we were able to experience life, we were able to make our choices on what our goals and dreams were. I’m excited to launch this foundation. I’m excited to see little Shad’s in the forms of little girls and boys all over the world, being able to expand their minds and help them reach their dreams.”Tamara Gaspard, Instagram post
As the foundation is being launched in Shad’s honor, there is a TMZ report with updated information regarding the tragic incident in May 2020:
“Shad Gaspard’s widow…Siliana Gaspard filed a wrongful death suit … alleging the (Venice Beach) lifeguards weren’t up to snuff in protecting Shad from drowning, which she says happened on the government’s watch. In her docs, obtained by TMZ, Siliana claims there wasn’t sufficient signage on Venice Beach…to warn him of the dangers of strong currents with the potential to take him under.”TMZ report
TMZ also notes what Siliana had said previously: “After the tragedy, Siliana…said ‘We’d like to once again thank the lifeguards, coastguard, divers, fire and police departments for their efforts.'”
As you may already know by now from reports, as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson pointed out then: “Shad drowned in the ocean, but not before instructing lifeguards to save his 10yr old son first. That’s the love of a father. This is a tough one to process. Love and light to Shad’s family. And your warrior spirit lives on through your son.”
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