~Wade told the Associated Press. "Mentally, I've been preparing for it for over a year now. To me, it's bigger than that. For me, it shows a lot of people that you need to fight to be in your kids' lives sometimes. You fight until you can't fight any more. That's all I was trying to be, a father in his kids' lives."
Ending a long and often-vengeful fight, a Chicago court has awarded Wade sole "care, custody and control" of his two sons in March 2011 after a long court battle with his ex-wife, who remains in the boys' lives.
Dwyane Wade Awarded Primary Custody of Sons
Wade was honored by the National Fatherhood Initiative, for his dedication to his two sons given the demands of being a professional athlete and single father. Earlier this season at All-Star weekend in Orlando, Wade headlined a roundtable discussion that was part of President Barack Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.
Dwyane Wade Writing Memoir About Fatherhood
Gabrielle Union Would Like You To Know She Did Not Steal Dwyane Wade From His Ex-Wife
A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball
Dwyane Wade (Author)
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Wade's World Foundation
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