It all started with a campaign to raise money for a wheelchair accessible van.
What began as a GoFundMe campaign turned into a heartbreakingly wonderful story. Rapper Kendrick Lamar, made the dreams of one quadriplegic woman come true.
Jennifer Phillips suffered a car accident in 2007, which resulted in an injury to her spinal cord and confined her to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. However, she never surrendered. According to a recent report from Complex, ever since the accident, Phillips has been doing everything that a normal young woman can do and more, from getting her college degree to taking ski trips and attending concerts– including eight Kendrick Lamar shows.
In 2016, Jennifer started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a van suitable for her to drive. When Kendrick heard from her story, he didn’t hesitate to give the Dallas, Texas girl the gift she was dreaming of.
During a stop in Dallas on his Damn Tour, Kendrick took some time off to meet his long-time fan and give her the unexpected present. He announced it on Monday this week through Twitter, with a photo of an autographed jacket he gave her. The autograph read “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[sic] comfortable driving the city. A gift from me to you. Your[sic] always appreciated! — K. Lamar.”
Jennifer also decided to thank Kendrick for the van through her Instagram account “ […]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.”
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