Big Boi Gifts Abryia Ellison A Service Dog After Being Paralyzed By Gunshot
Five-year-old Abryia Ellison was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by an unknown shooter in April.
If you ain’t know, Big Boi is a real life G. The OutKast, Boomiverse champion heard the tragic story of five-year-old Abryia Ellison. The Georgia native was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by an unknown shooter in April as she played in her bouncy castle. Big Boi heard the story and gifted Ellison with a bulldog puppy that will be trained to be her service dog.
The owner of Pitfall Kennels and his co-owner (and brother) James have agreed to take care of the animal’s vet care and anything else that the puppy will need. Ellison, who enthusiastically named the dog, “King,” Big Boi commented as to what this means for the little girl. “There’s nothing like having a companion or a service dog, something therapeutic that you can love on, that can love back on you.”
“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 what we can do to help.” The five-year-old just completed months of intense physical therapy and as Big Boi took note of her positivity, the Boomiverse MC also agreed to pay off her GoFundMe needs for her medical bills, as well as foot the bill for making her bathroom handicap accessible.