Rapper Big Boi has stepped up to help a young girl who was paralyzed in a shooting.
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Big Boi has stepped up to help a young girl who was paralyzed in a shooting incident by donating money and a puppy to the child.
Abriya Ellison was shot while playing in a bounce house earlier this year and after the Outkast star’s brother alerted him to the girl’s story, he was inspired to help.
The rapper breeds dogs at Pitfall Kennels and gifted the five-year-old with a french bulldog she has named King.
“There’s nothing like having a companion or a service dog, something therapeutic that you can love on, that can love back on you,” he told WSBTV.com. “She’s been through a lot and to see how strong she is now, that was just like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ She’s definitely inspiring and it just touched our heart, so we’re just trying to do what we can do to help.”
Big Boi has also agreed to pay for any expenses the dog incurs, Ellison’s medical bills, and to turn her bathroom at home into a handicap accessible one.