Blog #4: Lil Wayne & The Gift of Freedom

When you hear the Southwest Airlines tagline “You’re now free to move about the country” the one time that you could really appreciate it, is if you were to loose that freedom.

Stricken with failed knees, and an ill-fitted wheelchair that set her up for a horrible fall from a church ramp, Evelyn Austin, had become a prisoner in her Williamstown, Nj home, confined to her bed for almost 2 years.

I came to know about Evelyn through a series of letters that her Daughter Ronda Austin had written me while I was incarcerated.

This is their story. God Bless Austin Family

-Tune

243 Comments to “Blog #4: Lil Wayne & The Gift of Freedom”

  1. WZ says:

    @ 3:30 it’s like the guys laughing at her.. that’s fucked up

  2. Mckay says:

    wayne you are way too kind,keep on keeping on

  3. Jessica says:

    Weezy,
    You have such a kind heart and all them haters should stop ranking on you because you are good on the inside. This story touched my heart and made my week. Good Job Weezy. God will bless you bigtime.

  4. Taurus Hoffman says:

    That was very sweet of you some people listen to your music and they call it how they hear it but deep inside all the struggle you been threw to get where you’re at now is a person who recognize other people pain and struggle and for that my friend i’ll forever salute you..God Bless

  5. CarlR says:

    Many are called few are chosen. Lil Wayne, you are chosen and every word you utter is a measage from the universe. to know you is to know love.

    thanks.

  6. Julie says:

    What an awesome thing to do! Thanks for being an inspiration to others.

  7. RyanC says:

    What a wonderful person to have the means, and take the action. Way to go Wayne!

  8. Lilrhodi says:

    from a kid to a man!!!!! good job weezy keep shining

  9. Taurus Hoffman says:

    The mystery of God’s creation unfolds along our way..Never fully revealed to us,just pieces everyday..The earth,the,sky,the oceans hold their secrets but show to man-How beautiful and mighty God’s works and plan.The greatest gift he gave us to share as here we dwell,are people just like you who know love so well…And as we “explore the wonder” of what giving means,the Wonder is your service-you Wayne are the greatest theme! I salute…

  10. Krystal says:

    It’s so amazing for a celebrity to do something so individualized to one person. So often you see people doing good for others just for the publicity. It’s so good to see that after the hardships you have experienced, you still have the heart to bless others.

  11. Trae Wathen says:

    Weezy,
    Thank you for giving the wheelchair to Ronda’s mother. I appreciate the thought that you have for her and just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.

  12. Lade says:

    That’s very generous and thoughtful of you. ~Be blessed~

  13. Raymon says:

    thats why i Love this dude no homo!

  14. Rose says:

    It is always the most incredible thing for everyone to see when someone of your status reaches out to others. The difference is that you didn’t just give some money to some organization. It was a personalized gift that created freedom for an individual who otherwise may never have had that. Freedom is not a gift that everyone can give and its awesome that you got to be someone to bestow that to another. Everyone says that actions speak louder than words…well take a good look at what he has done for someone in need. God Bless you Lil Wayne!

  15. Juanita Gaffney says:

    wayne thats amazing!
    THAT’S WHY I LOVE THIS GUY!
    thats inspiration to let people know
    that GOD is real and so are good people!

  16. sandy poston says:

    Weezy.ii personally dont know much about you.i have a son who is 25 that thinks you are great.i have a request of you.he is a good looking boy with 2 wonderful kids.he could have a good family but their is one thing that has taken over his life pot.he has almost been killed because of it.it has caused me to almost give up on him.in my heart ii feel like he wont live to 30.me and his father have tried everything.he says his ailments he has s why he needs it.i have no money to get him help.what should I do.thank you in advance for even listening.me

  17. damn wayne…das wuts up…das hella cool…nomatter wut anybody says thats hella fuckin cool…How Many ppl or rich people for that matter actually go outta there way take a day or 2 off of work to help someone they have no clue who that person is or know nothing about that person…YOUNG MULLA…tha boss’s

  18. Mona says:

    Weezy F baby.
    You are certainly one of a kind and very amazing. I welcome you back to the real world again. I wanna see you shine like a star even brighter den before. Work your magic on your fans. Best wishes to you Lil wayne.

  19. Holly says:

    God bless you Lil Wayne.

  20. Celina Bruno says:

    Wow I’m can’t say I’m surprised I always seemed really sweet. That was really touching though, I really felt the story too because so many ppl look down on those in wheelchairs and turn their backs on them, I know because my friend is in one. Again really good of u. Love ya music got every song lol.

  21. luvliss says:

    LET GOD CONTINUE TO USE YOU! THE BLESSINGS THT YOU’LL RECEIVE WILL BE UNBELIEVABLE! LOOK AT GOD’S WORK! THT’S WZUP!

  22. Tania says:

    you are a blessing!

  23. Shalon Latrice says:

    Lil Wayne did what all of us should do on a daily basis… ONE ACT OF KINDNESS!!!

  24. Marie Coyle says:

    Lil Wayne I Know Your Busy And I No Your Recoring nearly every day but i want to let you know i love you and i really really want to belive youll put my name on your blog and write back when you went to prison i prayed for you every night i wanted you to be ok ! i asked my self “Why Did They Put A Great Man Behind Bars”i know why and i no that its diffrecult :) who cares though weezy i mean you mean the world to me and my mom knows all of your songs on tha carter 2and 3 rebirth and iamnothumanbeing :)
    shes crazy :) bye bye weezy :) Its All Luv ! Shout Out And Please Try To Write Back To Tha Blog !Weezy I Really Like You No I Love You I Have Loadsa Posters I Bought In Shops Not On The Inter Net Like Ebay Or Any Thing ! Lil Wayne I Were Nearly Cryin And If Im Lying Im Dying :) :L :* Xxxxx I Love You And Your Heart Of Gold ! <3333333333 Xxxxxxxxxxx

  25. Marie Coyle says:

    Lil Wayne I Know Your Busy And I No Your Recoring nearly every day but i want to let you know i love you and i really really want to belive youll put my name on your blog and write back when you went to prison i prayed for you every night i wanted you to be ok ! i asked my self “Why Did They Put A Great Man Behind Bars”i know why and i no that its diffrecult :) who cares though weezy i mean you mean the world to me and my mom knows all of your songs on tha carter 2and 3 rebirth and iamnothumanbeing. :)
    shes crazy :) bye bye weezy :) Its All Luv ! Shout Out And Please Try To Write Back To Tha Blog !Weezy I Really Like You No I Love You I Have Loadsa Posters I Bought In Shops Not On The Inter Net Like Ebay Or Any Thing ! Lil Wayne I Were Nearly Cryin And If Im Lying Im Dying :) :L :* Xxxxx I Love You And Your Heart Of Gold ! <3333333333 Xxxxxxxxxxx

  26. Marie Coyle says:

    Lil Wayne I Know Your Busy And I No Your Recoring nearly every day but i want to let you know i love you and i really really want to belive youll put my name on your blog and write back when you went to prison i prayed for you every night i wanted you to be ok ! i asked my self “Why Did They Put A Great Man Behind Bars”i know why and i no that its diffrecult :) who cares though weezy i mean you mean the world to me and my mom knows all of your songs on tha carter 2and 3 rebirth and iamnothumanbeing :)
    shes crazy :) bye bye weezy :) Its All Luv ! Shout Out And Please Try To Write Back To Tha Blog !Weezy I Really Like You No I Love You I Have Loadsa Posters I Bought In Shops Not On The Inter Net Like Ebay Or Any Thing ! Lil Wayne I Were Nearly Cryin And If Im Lying Im Dying :) :L :* Xxxxx I Love You And Your Heart Of Gold ! <3333333333 Xxxxxxxxxxxx

  27. Marie Coyle says:

    Lil Wayne I Know Your Busy And I No Your Recoring nearly every day but i want to let you know i love you and i really really want to belive youll put my name on your blog and write back when you went to prison i prayed for you every night i wanted you to be ok ! i asked my self “Why Did They Put A Great Man Behind Bars”i know why and i no that its diffrecult :) who cares though weezy i mean you mean the world to me and my mom knows all of your songs on tha carter 2and 3 rebirth and iamnothumanbeing :)
    shes crazy :) bye bye weezy :) Its All Luv ! Shout Out And Please Try To Write Back To Tha Blog !Weezy I Really Like You No I Love You I Have Loadsa Posters I Bought In Shops Not On The Inter Net Like Ebay Or Any Thing ! Lil Wayne I Were Nearly Cryin And If Im Lying Im Dying :) :L :* Xxxxx I Love You And Your Heart Of Gold ! <3333333333 Xxxxxxxxxxx<33

  28. Marie Coyle says:

    Lil Wayne I Know Your Busy And I No Your Recoring nearly every day but i want to let you know i love you and i really really want to belive youll put my name on your blog and write back when you went to prison i prayed for you every night i wanted you to be ok ! i asked my self “Why Did They Put A Great Man Behind Bars”i know why and i no that its diffrecult :) who cares though weezy i mean !you mean the world to me and my mom knows all of your songs on tha carter 2and 3 rebirth and iamnothumanbeing :)
    shes crazy :) bye bye weezy :) Its All Luv ! Shout Out And Please Try To Write Back To Tha Blog !Weezy I Really Like You No I Love You I Have Loadsa Posters I Bought In Shops Not On The Inter Net Like Ebay Or Any Thing ! Lil Wayne I Were Nearly Cryin And If Im Lying Im Dying :) :L :* Xxxxx I Love You And Your Heart Of Gold ! <3333333333 Xxxxxxxxxxx!

  29. Bryttannee Howard says:

    Wayne is the best.

  30. don pizzle says:

    Weezy..holla at me when you in vegas i will have an extra plastic muddy easter pink cup waitin for you..soowoo..good look on the quantum 6000..been a fan since day one.your not lil wayne no more your og wayne. Been in the game over 12. Years..salute.email.me daboss4life@hotmail.com

  31. Christy Civello says:

    Thank You for thouching My soul today with your gift to Evelyn. YOU are amazing in so many ways. Keep doin’ Your thang. Thank You for reminding Me not to take My freedom for granted. I spent 13 months down too & I forget most days to appreciate mine. Today I am FREE & grateful for it because you have reminded Me!

  32. [...] writes on his website, WeezyThanxYou.com, that he came to know Ronda through a series of letters she sent him while he was serving his [...]

  33. icyyahyah says:

    Thats great and im glad u r out of jail just stay out next time u want 2 get into smoe shit take a trip down memory lane peace.

  34. jp says:

    God has given you the gift of being at the top of the world, he has given you a small taste of his power. Weezy, you opend up your heart and to a look around you. When you die you take nothing with you, only your soul that carries all the good deeds you have done in your life. ” Dont tell god how big your problems are, but tell your problems how big god is”. amen

  35. szcott says:

    YOu know, I don’t listen to much of your music, except what is on the top 40′s. This is quite an amazing thing you did for this mom.

  36. CarlaD says:

    That is the sweetest thing that I’ve heard in a long time. In my opinion, this is what it’s all about: giving back, helping others if you are able. I have always loved Weezy’s music, but this made me look at him as a person in a totally different way. God bless.

  37. The Truth says:

    I’d respect the act much more if you’d paid for the chair rather than doing a promotional discount deal with Quantum. True charity need not announce to the world on your website.

  38. Latina mamii says:

    Lil Wayne I luv u so much, it’s so amazing how we still have gentleman out there. You came first ever and still do . You r da light to da dark days and I love you and your music. I will keep supporting you for ever ! Damn I love you. & I love u again :) p.s to all da haters get da fuck out of diz page bcuz lil Wayne don’t go to garbage. So having said dat…adios haters ! Luv I Wayne

  39. It amazes me the number of responses that are being judgemental…whatever happened to “glass houses”.
    Anyway, I say thank you for your compassion. Regardless of how you got the wheelchair, bottom line, without you, this lady would not have received it.
    As a 56 yr old retired RN LIVING WITH AIDS….I am appreciative of just being alive. So, all you “better than thous” out there, get a life!
    Weezy, continue your course, stay out of jail, be that goon to a goblin!

  40. [...] writes on his website, WeezyThanxYou.com, that he came to know Ronda through a series of letters she sent him while he was serving his [...]

  41. cmeon says:

    u re a God sent 2 humanity wayne

  42. hacka says:

    that’s ma bwoy weezy! :)

  43. Tracey L Chapman says:

    •.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*¨*☆•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*¨*☆•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*¨*☆
    THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
    I SHALL NOT WANT
    HE MAKETH ME TO LYE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURE
    hE LEADETH

  44. Tracey L Chapman says:

    •.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*¨*☆•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*¨*☆•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*¨*☆
    HE LEADETH ME BESIDE STILL WATERS
    HE RESTORETH MY SOUL
    YAY THO I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH
    I WILL FEAR NO EVIL FOR THOU ART WITH ME
    THY ROD N THY STAFF PROTECTETH ME
    THOU PREPARETH A TABLE FOR ME
    IN THE PRESSENCE OF MY ENEMYS
    MY CUP RUNNETH OVER
    SURELY GOODNESS & MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME
    AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER
    AMEN
    GOD BLESS YOU TUNE <3
    •.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*¨*☆•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*¨*☆•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆•*¨*

  45. Lindsey says:

    weeeeezy your a sweetheart

  46. SHEMERE AKA MS.TWEETY says:

    THAT WAS SO NICE OF U TUNE THIS IS WHY IM A FAN NOT ONLY ARE U THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE U GIVE BACK TO. GOD BLESS U ALL SMILES ON THIS END LOVE U TUNE:-)…..

  47. Vanessa says:

    oh dear Lil Wayne. wow, your my life. my love. my inspiration. i dont know what else to say. your the only person that can make my day better. & when people talk crap about you, i fight with them. i love u.

  48. [...] writes on his website, WeezyThanxYou.com, that he came to know Ronda through a series of letters she sent him while he was serving his [...]

  49. M.AK says:

    Dear Lil Wayne,I know U hear it all the time by millions,but I still want 2 let U know that I Love you I want U 2 know that U mean more 2me than anywords i’ve written could ever explain,I always see the Beauty in U an always have.Blessings 2U&Yours always.I always *smile*with your success&all of YMCMB”z success U all got “HEART”;)LUV1ALwaysYMCMB!!!

  50. Just wanted to say that everyone goes on their own journey in life. I’ve been on mine awhile! But you have stood up and stayed real! That’s what people like bout you.anytime someone tries to change you;

    Its probaly because they need to change.u got the tools in your soul to make it.there are no haters on my block.keep shining man!



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