On June 8, 2013, Mike Patterson, age 43, severed his spinal cord after he dove into Euharlee Creek in Rockmart, Georgia to save a stranger’s child from drowning. Mike was left paralyzed by his effort, and Mike’s own son, age 9, witnessed the accident from the shoreline.
On June 12, 2013, the Friends of Mike Patterson Trust was established for the benefit of Mike Patterson. The Trust will accept donations from the public at large for Mike’s benefit. 100% of the monies collected by the Friends of Mike Patterson Trust will go to benefit Mike Patterson, pay for Mike’s funeral expenses, or benefit Mike’s heirs.
The Friends of Mike Patterson Trust was organized by Laura Bledsoe, Tonya Davis, and David Griffeth. These organizers will serve as the initial co-trustees of the Trust. The co-trustees, and the organizations that they represent, have agreed to donate their services, and they will not be compensated for their services. The co-trustees had no prior relationship to Mike Patterson or his family prior to Mike’s accident. The co-trustees have agreed to have their identities published in the spirit of providing the public with transparency and clarity about the Trust. You may contact the co-trustees directly using the email addresses below.
Tonya M. Davis
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