Friday, December 16, 2011

Fire destroys player's home; here's how we can help

While we focus on the Virginia schools, we try to keep tabs of programs across the country to compile our Silent Majority rankings. While doing this today we stumbled across the unfortunate story of St. Bonaventure freshman guard Tatiana Wilson, whose family lost their home and everything in it in a fire Tuesday morning. From the school's release:

"Wilson's mother and five younger siblings jumped from their second-story home into the arms of New York Coty Sanitation Department workers, who saw the flames from a distance and called 911. Tameka, Wilson's mother, broke her back while trying to escape, sister Amari, 12, suffered a broken leg and sister Shaina, 17, suffered third-degree burns."

St. Bonaventure's University Ministries is accepting cash and checks on behalf of Wilson to aid in the family's recovery. Donations should be directed specifically to the Wilson Family Assistance Program, and may be mailed to the following address:

University Ministries
c/o Wilson Family Assistance Program
Thomas Merton Center
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 14778

Wilson, who played briefly in the Bonnies' 63-49 victory over Niagara Friday, attended South Shore High in New York where she teamed with Jenice Winter, who has signed with VCU.

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