Woman starts fundraiser to send Uber driver to see son compete in Olympics

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A Philidelphia Uber driver thought he would not be able to see his son compete in the Olympics because he could not afford it. 

But when Liz Willock rode in his car and learned about his situation, she started a Go Fund Me fundrasing page. 

In nine days, 152 people donated $8,200. 

Ellis Hill will now be traveling to Rio to see his son Darrell throw shot put for Team USA's track and field team.

Willock says, "This community effor demonstrates the true American spirit of generosity, determination, and kindess to others". 

He will be there August 15-19 and the money donated will cover all of his expenses. 

The shot put event is scheduled for August 18.