Facebook: Prayers for Mike
Stable hand clings to life as TWH community clings together
Several days ago, a man allegedly pulled a knife on him with the intention to rob him. This was near his home in the city area. Mike did not know he was supposed to be afraid. Child-like, he did not understand he was being robbed. He called the police. On Saturday, he answered a late-night knock at his door. Three men attacked him at his home in retaliation. The men, according to reports, were related to the robber. At this writing, Mike is on a respirator and in an induced coma. Every bone in his body has been broken, and today he spent 12 hours in surgery to repair his face. “The Mike we know was not the Mike in the hospital room,” says his employer. He was unrecognizable, so badly beaten and broken. Now the TWH community, led by the family who owned the farm where Mike worked, their friends, and family, are coming together to help Mike recover. The perpetrators stole everything Mike owned, so people – friends and strangers - are going to assist him in replacing it all. Because Mike was mentally challenged, he always bought incorrect sized clothing, too large for his thin frame. Mike has no insurance, so a fund solely for hospital expenses has been created. A Facebook page for prayers and messages has been created. Philanthropy for Mike is not limited to the Tennessee Walking Horse community or horse lovers. Unfortunately, at times it takes a tragedy to bring people together. Horse lovers, TWH enthusiasts, folks who work with the mentally challenged, and people who feel it is the right thing to do – across the nation, slowly, are coming together in prayers, in thought, and in donations, cards, and gifts for a special man.
Attn: Mike G. account