A tragic story received a silver lining for one family thanks to a generous donation from Shaquille O’Neal.

The former NBA super star just donated a new home to 12-year-old Isaiah Payton and his family. Isaiah was shot by a stray bullet in August leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Since the shooting, Isaiah had not been able to return home because the house he lived in with his family wasn’t equipped for his needs.

Having learned about the situation, O’Neal stepped in and not only found the family a new place to live, but paid rent for the first year to help the family get back on their feet. He also plans to foot the bill for new furniture to fill the family’s new house.

“No mother should have to go [through] that,” O’Neal told The A-Scene. He added “I was watching the story and it’s just sad. It could have been any one of us … it could have been my son.”

Featured photo: Shaq via Instagram



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