Kendrick Lamar Buys Disabled Fan New Wheelchair Accessible Van
Back in 2007, Dallas-based Kendrick Lamar fan Jennifer Phillips survived a car crash that left her a quadriplegic. Undeterred, she went on to take part in other things young folks usually find themselves involved in -- going on ski trips, getting a college degree and attending numerous Kendrick concerts. Up until now, the only thing that's held her back was her non-wheelchair accessible van. Notice we say, "up until now."
K. Dot changed all of that when he copped Phillips a wheelchair accessible van during the Dallas stop of his DAMN. tour a few days ago. See a video of the TDE rapper's special meeting with Phillips below.
In the touching vid, we see Kendrick, who's got the best-selling album of 2017 so far, talking to Phillips as he's about to hand her his special DAMN. tour jacket. Phillips used her social media accounts to document the experience, uploading an image of the special K. Dot jacket, and the message he wrote for her on its surface.
“Thank you for always supporting me. Your [sic] a inspiration for me. You are strong and positive. Your [sic] kind and beautiful. For all the years of inspiring me, the least I can do is make sure your comfortable driving the city. A gift from me to you. Your [sic] always appreciated! — K. Lamar," reads the note.
Before meeting K. Dot, Phillips had started a GoFundMe page to support her special van. Now the page is no longer needed because of K. Dot's generosity. Dope.
For her part, she seems more than a little grateful, using her Instagram account to explain the significance of her experience with the Compton MC. “If you know me or even just look in my Instagram profile for two minutes then you know I am a huge Kendrick Lamar and TDE fan/supporter for YEARS. I've been to every show Kendrick has had in Dallas,” she wrote in the caption for a post.
"I was a big fan of music and concerts before my injury but I never supported and loved a label like theirs before," she continued. "Of course they have great music but they are also great people […] I never supported them for any benefits like this lol. Their music and shows were enough for me. But this is amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you all and always will. Thank God for you Kendrick and I will continue to pray for you. And like I said, next time I'm driving myself to your show lol. Thanks to the whole team!”
Check out all of Phillips' touching posts below.
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