Lil Wayne gifts fan’s ailing mother motorised wheelchairBy IANS
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
LONDON - Singer Lil Wayne has gifted a fan’s ailing mother an $11,000 motorised wheelchair.
The singer, who was locked up on gun charges at New York’s Rikers Island prison, used to receive weekly letters of support from his fan Ronda Austin.
She used to share her everyday life with the incarcerated rapper, telling him about her mother Evelyn, who has been confined to her house for almost two years as she couldn’t walk.
Wayne, who was released in November, surprised his fan with a phone call, enquired about her 64-year-old mother and offered to buy her a new wheelchair, reports contactmusic.com.
“I couldn’t believe it. I never asked for nothing. I just told him all kinds of different things about me. I never even said I needed help,” said Austin.
Evelyn said she is grateful for the rapper’s kind-hearted gesture.
She said: “I pray for him every night thanking him for this chair. I love every bit of it. It changed my life.”