It was the opportunity of a lifetime, as Jordyn Addison and Richard Henegar Jr. sat down with Ellen last week. "It was like sitting down on a couch and talking to a friend," said Henegar. "It's really great to have somebody with so much power and authority do something nice for me," said Addison.
The story of how he had been the victim of bullying and the help Henegar gave him has captured the attention of people worldwide. At Quality Auto Paint & Body in Roanoke, Henegar is back to work this week with hundreds of cards thanking him for what he did for Addison.
With Ellen being such an advocate in the fight against bullying, she wanted to share Addison's story. The show, along with Covergirl, presented both men with a check for 25,000 dollars.
On top of the money he received on the show, Addison says he has also received checks in the mail from people who heard about his story. They range anywhere from 10 dollars to 100 dollars. He is very appreciative of those people. He also says one person even anonymously donated 11,000 dollars to help pay his tuition at Radford.