Elijah Mitchell Medical Emergency Fund

Music lovers all over the world, and certainly the Memphis Music community know the beautiful history of Royal Studios.  We have lived our lives listening to hits  from Al Green to Bruno Mars.  But the biggest reason Royal has continued to be so vitally important to this world is because of the Mitchell family and the love and kindness they show not only for Memphis but for people everywhere.  Now, they need all of us to reciprocate and show them what we all can do to lift them up from a horrible tragedy that has stricken their family.  

Over the weekend, Boo and Tanya Mitchell's oldest son Elijah Mitchell (Elijah Lewis) was taken to Regional One Health for a gun shot wound to the back, along with broken ribs and other serious injuries.  The suspect, his girlfriend’s ex lover, broke into her house and waited for Elijah, shot him in the back, and then beat him after he was on the ground, unable to defend himself.  Elijah's front teeth were even beaten out.  Very unfortunately, the bullet went through Elijah's spinal cord and he has lost all feeling in his legs.  

The suspect has been arrested and is in custody.  We are grateful and thankful that Elijah is alive.  However, as you can imagine, the Mitchell family has a very rough road ahead of them.  Adding to their emotional trauma, Elijah has no health coverage as he just turned 26 years of age and is no longer eligible to be insured through his parent's policy.  I'm sure every parent can imagine how devastating this is for Boo & Tanya Mitchell, but when you add all the uncertainty of the healing process for Elijah along with the financial nightmare, it's almost unbearable. 

As Boo says, "This is the most devastating thing that has ever happened to me or my family.  We are thankful for the amazing team of ICU Doctors and Nurses. They have been nothing less than angels through this.   Please keep Elijah and my family in your thoughts and prayers.  We know that God is in charge and we are praying and hopeful that one day he will fully recover."

So my friends, indeed the Mitchells need our prayers and emotional support.  But the way we can truly ease their burden is to take away at least some of the fear and uncertainty of financial repercussions this nightmare presents.  If you can contribute, any amount, please do.  Let's show some real love and generosity here for a family that means so much to so many.  Together, we can really make a difference and lift this beautiful family up in their time of need.  Bring on the BIG LOVE!  And THANK YOU for sharing this with as many people as you can.  Let's make it go viral.


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  • Molly Waterman 
    • $200 
    • 2 d
  • Kathy Vodicka  
    • $100 
    • 7 d
  • Mary Unobsky 
    • $100 
    • 8 d
  • Chris Cofoni 
    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • Emma Huseman 
    • $100 
    • 10 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Vicki Loveland 
Memphis, TN
Tanya Mitchell 
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