This dad will get to see his son compete in Rio thanks to kind strangers

Liz Willock was taking what she thought was a normal Uber ride back in July, when she learned her driver Ellis Hill had a son headed to the Olympics. His son Darrell Hill will be representing Team USA in the men’s shot put competition — but Ellis wasn’t going to be able to travel to Brazil to see him compete. That didn’t sit right with Willock so she started a GoFundMe — which funded his trip unbelievably quickly.


Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, Dan Crowley, Chris Willock, Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Debuchy, Francis Coquelin and Gedion Zelalem on the roof of the Marina Bay Sands hotel overlooking Singapore on July 16, 2015.

Arsenal's complete preliminary roster for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game

Goalkeepers (3): Petr Cech, David Ospina, Emiliano Martinez

Defenders (9): Hector Bellerin, Krystian Bielik, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, Gabriel, Kieran Gibbs, Rob Holding, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal

Midfielders (9): Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Chris Willock, Jack Wilshere, Granit Xhaka, Gedion Zelalem

Forwards (4): Chuba Akpom, Joel Campbell, Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott