Big Boi gives service puppy to girl paralyzed in bounce house shooting

Outkast's Big Boi gives puppy to 5-year-old girl paralyzed in shooting

Outkast's Big Boi gives puppy to 5-year-old girl paralyzed in shooting

OutKast rapper Big Boi is stepping up to help a little girl who was left paralyzed after she was shot while playing in a bounce house in April.

"My brother saw her story that morning and was like, 'Bro, we got to do something for this little girl, '" Patton told Channel 2's Lori Wilson. Ellison was in critical condition and became paralyzed, but her spirit lit up when Big Boi gave her a bulldog puppy of her own.

According to WSB-TV, on Thursday (08-10-17) Big Boi presented Miss Abriya Ellison with the pup bred from his kennel business.

Ellison has wanted a dog since well before the shooting, but just completed three months of intense physical therapy and took a shining to therapeutic service dogs during her stay in the hospital. One that her mother, Andreauna Douglas, said will help her recovery.

"She's been asking for it for the longest, a puppy that she can take care of and now she has responsibility of it".

Since then, she has undergone several surgeries and made some significant progress by participating in an intensive Children's Healthcare of Atlanta rehab program. "Now she's going to have to walk this dog, so she's going to have to get out here and get to walking". "She's been through a lot and to see how strong she is now, that was just like 'Oh my goodness".

Now, the rapper, whose real name is Antoine Patton, has offered to pay medical bills not covered by her GoFundMe account and give her a puppy. He said the girl is "definitely inspiring", and the dog is something "therapeutic" for her.