Good Samaritan Paralyzed Saving Drowning Girl

Mike Patterson broke his neck during rescue of a 4-year-old from a Georgia stream.
1:43 | 06/14/13

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Paralyzed Michael Patterson septa milk -- in intensive care Wednesday -- can. Underscore that I know are not supposed to question his mother's barely left his bedside since the accident today she told me that last night the reality of his paralysis -- him for the first time. -- -- -- -- on that -- Allen and and the doctor said he was still in two critical condition for -- -- to going and discussed much of anything else would think. Patterson was paralyzed over the weekend when he broke his neck on the rocks diving into the stream along the silver comet trail and rock mark. Four year old -- -- Jones had been swept away drowning in the current. Patterson a father himself didn't think twice going into getter he has always. -- he's been like that someone else first Paterson is -- -- brought contractor and he didn't have insurance he now faces thousands of dollars in medical bills. Since my report Tuesday Michael's mother told me her family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support they've received. I did not realize. That there was still loving kindness in this world like there is. I kinda thought the world -- grown cold until this happened to my son. Michael's friends and family set up this FaceBook page it will post details of Michael's recovery has information on the fund now set up to help with medical expenses. Vicki told me she's -- support not just from Atlanta butter from around the world you all are awesome. Every lineup yet but she remains overwhelmed not only because of Michaels accident -- her husband's health. He has late stage cancer she was with -- -- entering midtown where he's preparing for major life changing surgery. She admits it's she's digging deep to keep her face and get three the very difficult months ahead -- solemn -- -- Diana Davis channel two action news.

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