Dwyane Wade was born on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, to JoLinda and Dwyane Wade, Sr. In 1977, JoLinda, at the age of 18, already had two children. The family struggled financially, and it was around that time when Jolinda started dealing drugs. His mom was addicted to several substances including cigarettes, alcohol, heroin, and cocaine. A year later, Wade's father moved the family to Robbins, Illinois.