PHILADELPHIA -- A chance ride, an hourlong conversation, and the generosity of strangers are making it possible for a Philadelphia Uber driver to go to Rio to see his son compete in the Olympics.Retired bus driver Ellis Hill didnt have the money to fly to Brazil to watch his son, shot putter Darrell Hill.I was content with just staying home and getting a good bag of popcorn and watching him on TV, he said.But in late July, when the Democratic National Convention was in town, he was fortunate to pick up Liz Willock of Chicago at the Philadelphia airport.There was an air of love and peace, he said. I met a lot of interesting people and delegates from different states.Traffic restrictions and a slow drive to Willocks hotel in New Jersey left plenty of time for conversation.Eventually talk turned to the Olympics. Willock said she knew one of the swimmers competing. Hill did her one better and told her his son, who was a track and field star at Penn State, was in the competitions.Then Willock asked Hill if he was able to go.When he told me he couldnt go to the Olympics in Rio, I just wondered how I would feel as a parent of athletes, Willock said.Within minutes, Willock asked Hill whether he would go if she got him plane tickets.Hill was stunned.I said, `Whoa, I dont even know you, Hill said. She said, `No, no, I believe it was meant for you and I to meet because I just missed my flight.A GoFundMe page was set up, and literally within two days, wed raised the funds, said Willock, who works at a concierge service arranging travel and accommodation for patients participating in clinical trials across the world.Over 150 people had donated $8,200 by the time Willock closed the Send Darrells Dad to Rio fundraiser -- some of them friends and classmates of Hills son, but most complete strangers.As well as booking flights and making hotel reservations, Hill had to apply for a passport. It will be his first trip abroad.Willock said shes happy to be able to help a stranger whos no longer a stranger.Im sure well be friends for life now, she said.Hill heads to Rio on Monday. 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