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Friends of Mike Patterson Trust

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**100% OF FUNDS COLLECTED HERE WILL BE DONATED TO THE FRIENDS OF MIKE PATTERSON TRUST.** Michael Patterson, 43, of Rockmart, GA was critically injured Saturday, 06/08/13, as he saved the life of a 4-year-old Rockmart girl. The accident occurred at the Rockmart Dam near the Silver Comet Trail.

Michael was visiting the creek with his son when he heard the cry of a mother as she noticed her 4-year-old daughter, Javaeh Jones was in trouble. Javaeh was playing in the water when she waded into an area over her head and was swept away by the swift current of the creek.

Michael immediately dove in and rescued the child, striking his head during the dive and leaving him paralyzed with his neck broken in three places and a severed spinal cord. Patterson was floating face down in the water and unconscious approximately three minutes before anyone realized what had happened.
Bystanders pulled Michael from the water. He was not breathing when emergency crews arrived on the scene. Upon arrival, EMT's performed CPR on Michael and then transported him to Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Michael had just started a job two weeks prior to the incident, and he does not have insurance. We are trying to help his family raise money for this hero. For more information and updates, please visit the official Facebook page:


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    • 11 yrs


Tonya Gordon Davis
Rome, GA

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