Like our sports coverage? Donate to help support ECM’s sports section! Type “Sports” on the donation line!
Check out our sports section for more sports stories!
Follow @ECMagSports on Twitter for live sports coverage and stories!
By Liz Alper
February 17, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - Pittsford, New York's Jon Lillis was halfway across the world when his brother died in October.
"We're coming home," he told his father after hearing the news that his brother had died in his sleep.
Jon and his brother Chris were about to let their lives go. But then they remember that Mikey, an Olympic hopeful himself, wouldn't let them do that. On Saturday, Jon qualified for the men's aerials, avenging his brother's death.