On Thursday, May 23, Ellen shared a link on social media recruiting Phillies fans to share their stories on why they deserve financial help.
Hundreds of fans braced a tornado warning for the Philadelphia area for a chance to be featured on “The Ellen Show,” including Markita Lewis of Southwest Philly. She insisted she wasn’t playing hooky when she arrived at the event.
“I’m not skipping and even if I did, it’s ‘The Ellen Show’ so we get a pass,” she said. “I had a permission slip from the Big Man above that said, ‘Get here and try to win that car.'”
Lewis dealt with tragedy in 2014 when her 13-year-old son died after suffering an asthma attack.
“I donated his organs,” she said. “In doing so, he was able to save three lives. I need to get the word out about how important organ donation is so having a car would really help.”