Passenger Helps Raise Funds to Send Olympian’s Dad to Rio
An Uber driver is going to Rio to watch his son compete in the Olympics and it's all because of an incredibly generous passenger.
Willock asked Hill if he was going to Rio to watch his boy compete and he told her he wouldn't be going because he couldn't afford the trip. Willcock couldn't imagine having a child make it to the Olympics and then not be able to watch them in person and she knew she had to do something.
Willcok started a GoFundMe page with the hope that it would raise $7,500- enough to cover a plane ticket, hotel room and other travel expenses. The goal was reached within two days and then the company Willock works for agreed to pay for Hill's transportation to and from the airport. But that's not all- Uber has given him $1,000 in credits for transportation around Rio.
Hill is on his way to cheer on his son and says, "I cant wait to see him and encourage him in person and let him know I’m 100 percent in his corner."