The Game Raises Money for 3-Year-Old Gunshot Victim

By Amanda Wicks

The Game has been showing off a more socially conscious side ever since two police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota sparked protests across the country. Not only has he pledged to help the LAPD with an anti-violence campaign, but he recently launched a fundraising campaign to help a 3-year-old shooting victim.

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On Instagram, The Game shared a picture of Zachaeus Water. In May, Zachaeus was reportedly shot in the face on his third birthday by his mother’s boyfriend, Nathaniel Dixon (via ABC11). Dixon also reportedly shot and killed Water’s mother. The Game’s son brought the story to his attention, so the rapper donated $1,000 to the child and encouraged others to give what they could (via XXL).

The Game wrote on the social media app, “My son @HvrlemTaylor found this story & keeping it 💯, literally brought tears to my eyes so I immediately contacted the father & decided to make you all aware of this baby’s story so we could do what we do & raise $5000 quickly for him.”

Zachaeus has undergone multiple surgeries, and his father Daquan has been by his side the whole time. As a result, he’s been unable to work. The Game added, “I’m starting the donations off with $1,000 in hopes my fans will FOLLOW & DONATE ANYTHING AS SMALL AS $1 & help @daquanwaters & his son pull their lives back together, THEY REALLY NEED OUR HELP !!!” The Game set up a GoFundMe page which exceeded its $5,000 goal and then some. He helped raise nearly $10,000 for the little boy and his father.

Next up, the rapper will be heading out on tour for a brief run. His first show kicks off August 26 in Oakland, CA.

3 year old Zachaeus was shot in the face on his 3rd birthday & left for dead for hours laying next to his dead mother !!!!! CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO & PLEASE HELP THIS CHILD WITH ANYTHING AFTER READING: My son @HvrlemTaylor found this story & keeping it 💯, literally brought tears to my eyes so I immediately contacted the father & decided to make you all aware of this baby's story so we could do what we do & raise $5000 quickly for him..... Baby Zachaeus was shot in the face on his 3rd birthday & left for dead laying beside his pregnant mother as she passed away. He laid there all night clinging to life at a park in Asheville, NC!!! As a result, Zachaeus lost his eye & his father Daquan has been out of work for months helping his son recover. No child on earth should ever have to experience something so tragic especially at such a young age!!! I'm starting the donations off with $1,000 in hopes my fans will FOLLOW & DONATE ANYTHING AS SMALL AS $1 & help @daquanwaters & his son pull their lives back together, THEY REALLY NEED OUR HELP !!! This little boy will now grow up without his mother, missing out on one of the strongest bonds in life, not to mention he lost his eye at 3 years old !!! Daquan's funds are fading as he's been by his sons side as he underwent brain surgery and continues to recover from this horrific tragedy !!! Everything big or small is helpful so please share his story & CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO NOW & DONATE !!! #justiceforzachaeus #donatetozachaeuswaters #nojusticenopeace #united #prayforourchildren #therobinhoodproject @therobinhoodproject @partnersinkynd @ilndprncss

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