Kyrie Irving Donates Over $100k To The Families Of Shanquella Robinson & UVA Shooting Victim Devin Chandler
NBA star Kyrie Irving is doing what he can to relieve the financial burdens of a few parents in mourning.
The 30-year-old basketball star reportedly recently donated a total of $65,000 to the GoFundMe account of Shanquella Robinson, and another $50,000 to University Of Virginia student Devin Chandler. Both Robinson and Chandler recently lost their lives far too young, seemingly due to senseless acts of violence.
As previously reported, the parents of 25-year-old Shanquella Robinson are searching for answers after their daughter died in Mexico while vacationing with friends. Initially, the individuals Robinson traveled with claimed she passed away from alcohol poisoning. However, suspicions steadily mounted as the Charlotte native’s loved ones began poking holes in the story and asking questions.
Shortly after the group of friends returned home without Robinson’s body, an autopsy revealed the aspiring entrepreneur had a broken neck and spinal cord injury. A video that appears to show Robinson being attacked by one of the individuals on the trip has also circulated on the internet. Though her body has been returned to her parents, the family seems to be gearing up for a financial fight as they seek justice for their loved one. Robinson’s sister Quilla, who started the GoFundMe account, wrote on the page:
“My name is Quilla Long, the sister of Shanquella Robinson. My beautiful sister #ShanquellaRobinson, recently went on a trip to Cabo, Mexico, with people she believed were her friends. During this trip, she was found dead. Her associates claimed she died of alcohol poisoning, but the death certificate from the Mexican government contradicts this statement as it reveals a broken neck and cracked spine and a time of death which is 15 minutes after she sustained these injuries.The United States State Department released a statement claiming “no clear evidence of foul play,” yet there is a video circulating of a woman violently attacking Shanquella. This statement is unacceptable, and we are beyond devastated. We continue to fight for the truth.We face a tremendous unexpected financial burden and a great deal of pain as we prepare to lay my sister to rest. Any support you can contribute to our legal fees and other critical expenses is greatly appreciated.Thank you in advance for all of your support.”
The GoFundMe started for Shanquella now stands at almost $346,000 of the $350,000 being asked. Irving left $15,000 and then added another $50,000 shortly after.
The famed point guard also left $50,000 to the GoFundMe of Devin Chandler. Last week, we reported that Christopher Darnell Jones was apprehended by police after allegedly opening fire at the University of Virginia. Jones is accused of fatally shooting 3 of his former teammates, including Chandler, and injuring 2 others.
On his GoFundMe account, the organizer wrote:
“My name is Shelly Crais and I am hoping to support a sweet friend and former co-worker who tragically lost her son in a senseless shooting on Sunday night at UVA. So many have asked how to help. This is one way. I have added Dalayna Chandler, Devin’s mother, as the beneficiary for the amounts received. Thank you so much for considering. Please share this link.”
Irving and several other donors have helped the account reach $197,000 of the $200,000 asked. Amid his own recent troubles, it’s great to see the famous athlete is still being charitable to others. Irving reportedly was ordered by the Nets franchise to shell out another $500,000 to the Anti-Defamation League following his “antisemitic” controversies.
Both investigations are still ongoing.
We continue to pray for everyone affected by these tragic losses.