Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kendrick Lamar Changes Fan's Life With Wheelchair-Accessible Van

Kendrick Lamar Changes Fan's Life With Wheelchair-Accessible Van:

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Kendrick Lamar performs during the 50th Festival D'ete De Quebec on the main stage at the Plaines D'Abraham on July 7, 2017 in Quebec City, Canada.  
Kendrick Lamar's music has touched millions of fans. But its the TDE standard bearer's heart that made news over the weekend. Lamar spent some time with fan Jennifer Phillips backstage during the Dallas date of his DAMN. Tour on Friday (July 14), giving her the gift of a modified van that will help her get around... and to his next Dallas show.

Phillips, a quadriplegic, injured her spinal cord a decade ago in a car accident and launched a GoFundMe campaign in April to help raise money for the van; it raised more than $4,000. Lamar met with Phillips and revealed that he'd paid for the van and gifted her with a jacket featuring a personal note that read: “Thank you for always supporting me. Your a inspiration for me. You are strong and positive. Your 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 always appreciated! — K. Lamar.”

Watch the special moment below:

Jennifer couldn't say enough about how much the generous gift meant to her. "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," she wrote. "I was a big fan of music and concerts before my injury but I never supported and loved a label like theirs before. Of course they have great music but they are also great people. None of them have ever treated me like a stranger or a charity case lol. I didn't meet them because I'm in a wheelchair... 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! #tde"

And her mother's shocked reaction.

— Jenn (@msj3nn) July 17, 2017