OutKast rapper gives service puppy to girl paralyzed in bounce house shooting

Big Boi

Big Boi

Antoine "Big Boi" Patton says, "My brother saw her story that morning and was like, bro, we gotta do something for this little girl".

Abriya Ellis was shot while playing in a bounce house in April, which left her paralyzed from the waist down.

"What are you going to name your puppy?"

Since then, she has undergone several surgeries and made some significant progress by participating in an intensive Children's Healthcare of Atlanta rehab program.

The member of legendary musical duo Outkast reached out to the family of Abriya Ellison after learning about the 5-year-old who was injured in a shooting while at a party earlier this year.

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

She just finished three months of intense therapy, and loved the service dogs at the hospital.

Now, she has a dog to call her own; one that mom says will help her recovery.

Big Boi and his brother James have agreed to take care of whatever vet care her puppy King will need.

"There's nothing like having a companion or a service dog or something that's therapeutic that you can love on that can love back on you", Big Boi said. "She's been through a lot and to see how strong she is now, that was just like 'Oh my goodness, '" Patton said. Big Boi also footed Ellison's medical bills and paid to have her bathroom renovated to make it handicap accessible. He said the girl is "definitely inspiring", and the dog is something "therapeutic" for her.

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