Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal has followed 5-year-old Syari Sanders’ progress closely in the two months since the little girl was mauled by two dogs that also fatally attacked her friend, Logan Braatz.
O’Neal, now a TNT sports analyst, helped the Sanders family celebrate Syari’s homecoming this week by helping furnish their Atlanta home. ESPN reported Thursday that O’Neal met Sanders and her family at a furniture store in the city and paid the tab for the items they picked out.
Syari, 5, and Logan, who was 6, were mauled on the morning of Jan. 17 as they walked to their bus stop in their southwest Atlanta neighborhood. Adult neighbors rushed to help the children, but Logan died of his injuries.
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SOURCE: Atlanta Journal Constitution, Crystal Bonvillian