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Raising funds to build a basketball hall for La’Davionne Garrett, Jr.

“I heard he’s a huge Golden State Warrior fan, so I’d like to customize his room, build him a custom hospital bed,” Tyrone Raino said.

MINNEAPOLIS — It has been more than a year since La’Davionne Garrett, Jr. was shot in north Minneapolis.

And as he continues to recover at home, the community is offering their support.

“I feel for the family,” Tyrone Raino said. “It could have been any of our children, and I wanted to ease the pain any way I could.”

Raino, a native of North Minneapolis, is no stranger to manual labor.

“I do custom woodworking, custom furniture, bed frames,” he said.

When an opportunity to help the family of 11-year-old Garrett presented itself, he knew he wanted to do something more.

Garrett was one of three children shot in the space of a few weeks last spring.

“I heard he’s a huge Golden State Warrior fan, so I’d like to customize his room, build him a custom hospital bed, not yet say what it will be,” Raino said.

It was then that he launched a call for help on Facebook.

“I went on social media and told everyone what I was doing and if anyone wanted to help anyway and we had a lot of people contacting us,” he said. . “We got donations, I ordered stuff online because her birthday is in two months,” he said. “We have a lot of local entrepreneurs coming together for this project, bringing everyone together to make this happen for La’Davionne.”

Raino says his goal is to have it all done by La’Davionne’s 12th birthday.

“I would like everything to be ready by October 24,” he said.

And he’s counting on the support of the community to help La’Davionne and his family.

“They said they actually shed a tear, so I’m glad I was able to make the family happy,” he said.

But the road to recovery is still ahead of us.

“I think it’s good that the city is coming together for La’Davionne,” he said.

To help support the effort to build La’Davionne a dream bedroom, visit the link here.

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