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Sports Fans start fundraiser to support DeRozan after opening up about depression

14:06  13 march  2018
14:06  13 march  2018 Source:   thescore.com

DeRozan amazed by support over his depression

  DeRozan amazed by support over his depression DeRozan amazed by support over his depression"The last week has been one of the most incredible things that I've witnessed. Period," said DeRozan on Tuesday after Toronto's 106-90 win over the Atlanta Hawks. "Me being who I am and the response and everything I got back from it, it's been so positive.

Fans are showing their appreciation for the Toronto Raptors star with a new fundraiser called " Project Don't Worry We Got You " after he revealed he suffers from depression . Related: Love respects and loves DeRozan for opening dialogue on mental health.

Fans are showing their appreciation for the Toronto Raptors star with a new fundraiser called "Project Don't Worry We Got You" after he revealed he suffers from depression . Related: Love respects and loves DeRozan for opening dialogue on mental health.

DeMar DeRozan has been amazed by the outpouring of support he's received from fans and fellow athletes, and it doesn't appear to be ending any time soon.

Fans are showing their appreciation for the Toronto Raptors star with a new fundraiser called "Project Don't Worry We Got You" after he revealed he suffers from depression. The goal was to raise $80 to make a book for DeRozan filled with messages and artwork from fans, and to donate the remaining proceeds to Lupus Canada in his honor.

Quiet by nature and usually secretive about his personal life, the four-time All-Star opened up about his battle to let others in the same position know they're not alone. His courageous act has sparked a conversation on mental health in sports, with fellow hoopers Kevin Love and Kelly Oubre Jr. also discussing their experiences and crediting DeRozan.

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"Me being who I am, the response and everything I got back from it, it was so positive," DeRozan said last week. "And it made me feel pretty damn good, honestly."

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DeRozan is an ambassador for Lupus Canada because he wants to raise awareness about the chronic autoimmune disease, from which his mother and aunt both suffer.

The name of the fundraiser comes from a tweet DeRozan posted after Chris Bosh left the Raptors in 2010.

DeMar DeRozan holding a tennis racket © Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The fundraiser surpassed $1,000 in donations in about a week.

- With h/t to The Toronto Star

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NBA confirms no foul on DeRozan in final seconds vs. Thunder .
The NBA confirmed that, upon further review, its officials made the right call in not awarding a foul to DeMar DeRozan late in Sunday’s game between the Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder. The league puts out a “last two-minute report” the day after the game — only for ones that are decided by three points or less — in which all foul calls and “notable” non-calls are reviewed.The report from Sunday’s game might not go over well with Raptor fans, but offers a reasonable explanation.

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