NBA Superstar Derrick Rose Offers To Pay For Funeral Of Murdered Baby

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    Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago BullsChicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose has offered to pay for the funeral of a 6-month-old baby girl who was shot five times as her father changed her diaper in the front seat of a parked van on Chicago’s South Side on Monday.

    Despite desperate attempts by doctors at Comer Children’s Hospital to save little Jonylah Watkins, who was ravaged in the still unexplained attack, she succumbed to her wounds on Tuesday morning while her father, Jonathan, was reportedly in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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    “This sweet baby had almost every organ system touched. Her lung was touched. Her liver was touched. Her diaphragm was destroyed,” Dr. Rachel Wolfson of Comer Children’s Hospital, said of the extent of the baby’s injuries in an ABC News report.

    In the wake of the attack, Derrick Rose reportedly made the gesture to help cover the funeral expenses of little Jonylah while many others have contributed to a reward fund to help catch her killer.
    On Tuesday night, the fund had attracted $11,000 in donations.

    Funeral services for Jonylah will be held at New Beginnings Church at 6620 S. King Dr. on Tuesday, March 19. A wake will take place at 10 a.m. while the funeral will begin at 11 a.m.

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