Jun 14 - Good Samaritan left paralyzed after saving 4-year-old child

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Jun 14 - Good Samaritan left paralyzed after saving 4-year-old child
 

 
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A good Samaritan has been left paralyzed after he dove into a swift-moving creek to save a 4-year-old girl who was being swept away.

Even though Michael Patterson is being hailed as a hero, he has no insurance to cover what will be thousands of dollars in health care costs and rehabilitation.

"I was terrified, that's it. I mean it's my daughter," said Carlissa Jones, talking about seeing her 4-year-old daughter Javea being swept away down Euharlee Creek along the Silver Comet trail.

Carlissa Jones told Channel 2's Diana Davis it was the worst moment of her life, seeing her daughter scream for help.

"She's underwater. All you can see is the top of her head. She was not making any noise. All I could see was her head," Carlissa Jones said.

Michael Patterson, a father himself, saw it happen and heard Javea's screams. Jones said he dove in to help.

"He jumped in head first and after I grabbed her, I looked back and he was floating on top of the water," Jones said.

Though the water in the river was moving fast, the stream bed was very shallow and rocky. Patterson broke his neck the moment he hit the water.

Patterson's 9-year-old son saw it all happen.

Davis went back to the river and spoke to Peyton Janotee who saw the drama unfold and Patterson's son in a panic.

"And he goes, 'Daddy are you OK? Are you OK, Daddy?'" Janotee said.

And he wouldn't wake up. The ambulance came and they tried to do CPR. Patterson was rushed to Redmond Medical Center in Rome. He is in intensive care, paralyzed from the chest down.

Though he's been told about his paralysis, Patterson's mother, Vicki Jones, told Davis her son still has not fully grasped how badly he is hurt.

"I just want to wake up from this nightmare." Vicki Jones said.

Patterson is a Sheetrock hanger. He had just started a new contracting job so he does not have health insurance.

His father is also hospitalized, dying of cancer. His mother, Vicki Jones, told Davis she doesn't know where to turn.

"Pray and pray, and have a lot of faith. That's all I can do," Vicki Jones said.

She hopes somehow a fund will be set up to help with her son's medical bills.

This is the second time in two weeks Michael Patterson has jumped in to save a life. He and another man pulled the driver of a tanker truck to safety after his rig was hit and burst into flames.

Vicki Jones said that how her son has always been.

"He said he did what he thought, what he hoped anyone else would have done for him. That's not a very common thing anymore, for anyone to care about someone they don't know," Vicki Jones said.

Javea Jones said she is still scared but unhurt. Her mother, heartsick about Michael Patterson's injuries, is still very thankful for his bravery.

"He's a hero and an angel," Vicki Jones told Davis.
Anyone interested in helping out the family can email them at FriendsOfMikePatterson@gmail.com.
Donations can also be made to the Mike Patterson Donation Fund, care of River City Bank, 228 N. 2nd Ave. SW, Rome, Ga. 30165.
A Facebook page also has been set up with updates on Patterson's condition.

visit this link Good Samaritan left paralyzed after trying to save 4-year-old... | www.wsbtv.com

to donate
visit this link http://www.gofundme.com/38wy4s


Last edited by Sin; 06-14-2013 at 09:34 AM..

73 comments for "Jun 14 - Good Samaritan left paralyzed after saving 4-year-old child"

 06-14-2013, 08:39 AM         #2
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life is foul as fu*k sometimes.
 5 years ago '05        #3
DymeKatcha 6 heat pts
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Just have someone start a facebook page and word it just right, he will get plenty of donations, trust that..
 5 years ago '10        #4
tallulahmademe 14 heat pts14
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Damn. Big ups to dude
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MidNiteBlues 32 heat pts32
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Daaaaaaamn...this is sooooo sad. Not gonna front this news story ruined my day. We need Karma to work it's magic right now


fu*k, if my dude Charles Ramsey can get over 100k in donation, someone need to pls start something up for man.

If there is something already, someone post up a link and spread the word.
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MidNiteBlues 32 heat pts32
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DONATION PAGE (OP put this in the 1st post)


 5 years ago '11        #7
superdrunken 7 heat pts
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worst fear in life damn near.. I'd k!ll myself I think
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tallulahmademe 14 heat pts14
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 superdrunken said:
worst fear in life damn near.. I'd k!ll myself I think
please tell me how you would pull that off???
 5 years ago '11        #9
Tony Franks 6 heat pts
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Sad story. I'm thinking of contributing to the donations.

But, am I the only one that found the top pic hilarious? Something bout the way its put together was perfect for comedy.
 5 years ago '04        #10
ddash 1 heat pts
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fu*ked up man.

Hope he gets millions

Edit-Damn from the chest down.

fu*kkkkkkkk
 5 years ago '08        #11
Ven0m 12 heat pts12
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God bless his mind, body & soul... There's still hope for this world!
 5 years ago '05        #12
Stupendamatic 117 heat pts117
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This is a sad story but can someone clarify for me how exactly he saved her. The article says he broke his neck the moment he dove in. I'm a.ssuming he was out at that point since he was floating.
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RAZAH CUTS 6070 heat pts6070
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jeez.... really tough story...
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THERETURNOFK2Z 11 heat pts11
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just donated
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Boo The Fool 12 heat pts12
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 tallulahmademe said:
please tell me how you would pull that off???
he could hold his breath or something?
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Tony Franks 6 heat pts
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 THERETURNOFK2Z said:
just donated
Good sh*t man. Same here.
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Stupendamatic 117 heat pts117
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 Tony Franks said:
Good sh*t man. Same here.
Same here. Put it on my fb, hoping others donate too even if it's only a dollar or two.
 5 years ago '04        #18
dj X 34 heat pts34
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Never dive in head first
 5 years ago '11        #19
KING JAYY 541 heat pts541
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I would have left that hoe
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Truly a selfless act props to that man....the mom didn't try to help her little girl tho?
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