And this year might be the year.
In early February, O’Hara, who lives in Topeka, Kan., attended a regional combine for specialists in Houston. He performed well and was invited to the super regional combine in Detroit on April 12. Problem was, he didn’t have enough money for travel. Finances were tight, especially with his mother Lena undergoing chemotherapy treatments for Stage 4 cancer.
Not willing to take no for an answer, O’Hara brainstormed with his family and decided to start raising money via the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.com. He created the account two weeks ago with the goal of raising $2,000. He figured that would pay for Detroit in addition to a free agent combine in Gilbert, Ariz. from March 9-11.
As of Wednesday, he’s received $4,935 in donations. All extra funds will go toward his mother’s health. (USA Today)
Visit Patrick O'Hara's GoFundMe page to donate money.