Jamie Foxx just launched a fund in honor of his late sister, Deondra Dixon.
The actor recently joined the virtual Global Down Syndrome Fundraiser Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show. The event raised a massive amount at $1.9 million which will be put in good use for research and life saving medical care.
The event paid tribute to Dixon by featuring Phillips Phillips who sang, “Gone, Gone,Gone.” Jamie attended the event, representing his little sister who was named Ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in 2011.
He announced that he will be teaming up with the foundation and the founder, Michelle Sie Whitten, to launch The Deondra Dixon Fund. Deondra, who has sadly passed recently, just a month ago, inspired Global’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award.
“My heart is shattered into a million pieces… my beautiful loving sister Deondra has transitioned…,” Foxx wrote announcing the tragic. “I say transitioned because she will always be alive… anyone who knew my sis… knew that she was a bright light…”
“I can’t tell you how many times we have had parties at the house where she has got on the dance floor and stolen the show… ,” he continued, before joking, “Even gave her boyfriend @chrisbrownofficial a run for his money…” Well I know she is in heaven now dancing with her wings on…tho my pain is unbelievable I smile when I think of all of the great memories that she left me… my family… and her friends… from dancing in the blame it video… to Dancing on the Grammys… And becoming The ambassador to @globaldownsyndrome… from sliding down my stairs with a grin as wide as the rio grand… to serenading us with all of her music…,” Foxx wrote.
“Deondra you have left A hole in my heart… but I will fill it with all of the memories that you gave me,” he shared. “I love you with every ounce of me… our family is shattered but we will put the pieces back together with your love… and y’all please keep my family in your prayers… 💔💔💔.”