Here’s a good example of why our healthcare system may be broken. Heroic dad Mike Patterson, 43, dove into a creek in Georgia to save a stranger’s four-year-old daughter after she was pulled under the water. He successfully rescued the little girl but broke his neck in the process, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Horrifyingly, his nine-year-old son witnessed it all.
Check out the 6 photos of Mike Patterson below — which also include pics of the girl he saved and his son.
This hero is now facing a huge amount of medical bills, made worse by the fact that he has no health insurance. He just started a new job installing sheet rock but insurance is not part of his compensation and there’s no way he could have saved up enough for this kind of tragedy.
According to Patterson’s mother, the family is hoping to set up a medical fund to help pay the mountain of bills. If you’d like to donate, you can reach the family via email at FriendsOfMikePatterson@gmail.com. To help spread the word, please Like this page on Facebook or Tweet about it on Twitter.
Are are the 9 images of the hero: