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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

'We're all human': DeMar DeRozan hopes his honest talk on depression will help others

  'We're all human': DeMar DeRozan hopes his honest talk on depression will help others 'We're all human': DeMar DeRozan hopes his honest talk on depression will help othersThey appear to be invincible, professional athletes do, with so much money, so much fame, so many people to help with everything — a first-class life, everything taken care of.

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 The goal was to raise to make a book for DeRozan filled with messages and artwork from fans , and to donate the remaining proceeds to Lupus

Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan recently revealed that he suffers from bouts of depression . DeRozan , now 28 years of age, is known for his quiet demeanor. However, when he opened up According to a report from Victoria Nguyen of thescore.com, the name of the fundraiser comes from

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.

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.

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DeRozan opened up about his experience to Doug Smith of the Toronto Star: DeMar DeRozan , who would seemingly have it all, knows those struggles — those times of depression , anxiety, loneliness — as well as anyone and they are his demons to deal with. “It’s one of them things that no matter how

"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."

Related: Love respects and loves DeRozan for opening dialogue on mental health

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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