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Magloire Starts Trust For Boy Whose Mother Was Slain

HEAT center Jamaal Magloire was in his off-season home in Ontario on Monday when he saw a news report of a 28-year-old mother, Lucita Charles, found murdered in her Toronto apartment. She left behind a disabled son, who suffers from cerebral palsy.  

Magloire, who is a Toronto native, said that he was touched by the story. The 10-year pro says he is paying for her funeral and has also opened up a trust for Charles’ 7-year old son, Mateo. 

“We need to do something,” he said. “At a time like this, we must pull together to take care of a young child with special needs who has lost his mother.”   

Those who would like to make a contribution to Mateo’s trust fund, information will be provided on Magloire’s official website,, as plans become finalized. 

Although monetary donations are encouraged in this instance, Magloire stresses that there are other ways to give in times of need. 

“It’s always good to give monetarily, but acts of service and kindness can be just as effective,” he said.