Send Darrell's Dad to Rio
As a proud father, Ellis dreams of traveling to Rio to see his son compete. Please help make this American dream come true.
Thank you for your generosity!
GO TEAM USA and GO DARRELL!!!!
This community effort demonstrates the "Butterfly Effect of Kindness." Originally described by Edward Norton Lorenz, the butterfly effect suggests that small actions can have large effects. Here, a conversation in an Uber ride has led to world wide interest about kindness, generosity, and determination. Let's keep this effort moving forward and make other dreams come true.
Once more, we are grateful to our 150+ financial contributors, and in kind support from the Kovacs family, Clincierge and Gray Consulting International, Uber, NBC10 Philly, the United Airlines pilot who donated the flights to Rio, and TMP who donated the return flights, Lawrence Hall Chicago for idea generation, and others who have made this dream possible.
Go Darrell and Go Team USA!!!
After meeting our goal, we now plan to withdraw the funds. With the permission of Ellis Hill, Liz Willock will receive the funds and allocate them specifically for: 1) plane ticket, 2) hotel, 3) meals, 4) travel expenses (ex: passport, sightseeing, tips), 5) Olympic souvenirs, 6) travel incidentals.
We are grateful to our 150+ financial contributors, and in kind support from the Kovacs family, Clincierge and Gray Consulting International, Uber, NBC10 Philly, and others who have made this dream possible.
The Shot Put event is set for Thursday, August 18th. Go Team USA!!!
Ellis will be traveling to Rio on August 15th - 19th. Please join us in cheering for Darrell and the rest of the 2016 US Olympic Team. We hope and pray for a peaceful and competitive Olympic games in Brazil.
Go Darrell and Go Team USA!!!
This community effort demonstrates the true American spirit of generosity, determination, and kindness to others. Ellis is still in the process of obtaining his passport, his flight has been identified, and his lodging in Rio is secured. Darrell continues to train hard, and has procured tickets to the Track & Field Events, in the big stadium, for his father.
Dreams do come true! Go Team USA!!!!
Darrell remember one thing, you are already a winner! No matter the outcome keep in mind how hard you worked to get to where you are and that in itself is a true reward. I wish you the best and don't let the pressure get to you. Enjoy the experience so few get the chance to. I hope you and your dad have an amazing experience there together. God Bless you, your family and Liz who had a heart to help.
This is awesome!! Way to go Liz:):) I just saw Ellis's story on the news and immediately wanted to help!! Though funds are closed, I wanted to send my well wishes to everyone for safe, smooth travels and Go kick some butt Darrel from one Penn Stater to another!! Let yourself roar!!
What about Darrell's mother - does she get to go?
One of the kindest acts I've seen or heard of in my lifetime. Congratulations Liz and may God continue to bless you with a heart of service. I wish DARRELL the best ...safe travels Mr. Hill!!!
It's so wonderful to know you will be able to share in this special time with your son, Mr. Hill. Wishing Darrell all the best as he competes.