Despite being in town for his “Wild N Out Live” tour, Nick Cannon’s recent stop in Atlanta wasn’t all fun and games. In fact, he used his brief trip to help a local single mother.
Cannon, who hosts and serves as executive producer on MTV’s “Wild N Out,” was set to take the stage at State Farm Arena on March 6. But before his show, he met the mother of a 27-year-old man who has cerebral palsy. The congenital disorder affects movement, muscle tone and posture, so the man is unable to walk or feed himself.
“Last night I got to play a small part in a big blessing. I put out a call for single moms in need and @NickCannon stepped in to surprise this mom with a $5,000 donation at the @WildNOut tour stop here in Atlanta. Thank you Nick for being a blessing. I live for moments like this!” tweeted Jasmine Crowe, a self-described social entrepreneur and founder/CEO of food waste management company Goodr.
Because the man has cerebral palsy, his mother looks after him.
“He recently lost his Medicaid benefits and food stamps and is no longer able to go to a day program or receive insurance or after school care. (His mother) is disabled and doesn't work and now is responsible for buying his depends, wipes and other materials for sanitation,” Crowe explained in the accompanying Twitter thread.
“I applaud this mom for her work, I pray for their situation and I thank you Nick for surprising this family with a donation I know it will be a huge help. Moments like this remind me of how blessed I am to be a part in blessing others. I live the best giving life, thank you God,” Crowe concluded.
Cannon himself has not spoken out about his donation, but he has explained why even with his busy schedule — which includes hosting his morning show in Los Angeles for Power 106, hosting the hit reality TV competition series “The Masked Singer” and flying to Washington, D.C. to attend class at Howard University — it’s important for him to make time to give back.
“When we have, we give, so it’s each one teach one process,” he recently told the entertainment and pop culture news site Uproxx. “My dad always instilled in me: instead of using your brother as your enemy, you lift your brother up. Especially the younger generation, it’s about instilling in them: education, wisdom, and knowledge of self. That’s how we operate.”
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