Rapper The Game raises money for 3-year-old who loses eye in shooting

The boy's pregnant mother died in the attack
Posted at 10:32 AM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-03 11:29:42-04

The Game says he has raised $5,000 for a North Carolina boy who lost an eye after being shot in the face in May and left for dead next to his pregnant mother, who was killed in the attack.


3 year old Zachaeus was shot in the face on his 3rd birthday & left for dead for hours laying next to his dead mother !!!!! CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO & PLEASE HELP THIS CHILD WITH ANYTHING AFTER READING: My son @HvrlemTaylor found this story & keeping it ?, literally brought tears to my eyes so I immediately contacted the father & decided to make you all aware of this baby's story so we could do what we do & raise $5000 quickly for him..... Baby Zachaeus was shot in the face on his 3rd birthday & left for dead laying beside his pregnant mother as she passed away. He laid there all night clinging to life at a park in Asheville, NC!!! As a result, Zachaeus lost his eye & his father Daquan has been out of work for months helping his son recover. No child on earth should ever have to experience something so tragic especially at such a young age!!! I'm starting the donations off with $1,000 in hopes my fans will FOLLOW & DONATE ANYTHING AS SMALL AS $1 & help @daquanwaters & his son pull their lives back together, THEY REALLY NEED OUR HELP !!! This little boy will now grow up without his mother, missing out on one of the strongest bonds in life, not to mention he lost his eye at 3 years old !!! Daquan's funds are fading as he's been by his sons side as he underwent brain surgery and continues to recover from this horrific tragedy !!! Everything big or small is helpful so please share his story & CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO NOW & DONATE !!! #justiceforzachaeus #donatetozachaeuswaters #nojusticenopeace #united #prayforourchildren #therobinhoodproject @therobinhoodproject @partnersinkynd @ilndprncss

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In an Instagram post, the rapper writes that Zachaeus Waters' story brought tears to his eyes so he contacted the boy's father and started a fundraising drive. Fellow hip-hop star Snoop Dogg also spread the word about the effort on his Instagram account. An online fundraising site showed Wednesday morning that the total raised has risen to more than $8,700.

Nathaniel Elijah Dixon is charged with murder and other counts in the Asheville, North Carolina, attack. The 24-year-old was arrested in Ohio shortly after the shootings.