Memphis Grizzlies upgrade student robbed in wheelchair to VIP - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Grizzlies upgrade student robbed in wheelchair to VIP

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - After being robbed at gunpoint and seeing the worst in humanity, Bolton High student Dehndray Hall is now seeing the best.

Hall has cerebral palsy and has used a wheelchair since birth. While sitting in his Northaven driveway one week ago, he said a man approached him with a gun and demanded money. Hall told deputies he recognized the suspect as 18-year-old Niem Boyd. Boyd was arrested and charged with robbery.

WMC Action News 5 viewers saw Hall's story and flooded the station with emails and calls offering to help.

Hall expressed that his wheelchair was damaged and needed repair. Viewer Brenda Yaun's husband suffered a stroke and had a brand new wheelchair, but he passed away last December. She gladly donated the wheelchair to Hall free of charge and arranged delivery.

Hall also mentioned during an interview with WMC Action News 5's Jerica Phillips that he was a huge Memphis Grizzlies fan but had never attended a game. Dr. Denise Woods, who owns All About You Family Practice, was happy to give up her seats to Saturday's game against Milwaukee for Hall and his family.

But the acts of kindness didn't stop there.


The Memphis Grizzlies heard about Hall's story and took it up a notch. Hall was given floor seats to the game and a VIP meet and greet with some of the players and the Grizz girls.

"He enjoyed himself, took pictures with the players and with the cheerleaders, got autographs and shirts, and had a blast," said Hall's mom, Shala.

Hall was grateful for the gifts and generosity of others and with a smile said, "Thank you."

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