Benefit Auction, A Day for Mike, to Support the Wasike Family

goFundMe_image2Mike, a legal immigrant from Kenya, was living in Des Moines and working two jobs to support his wife and children. Then last February, Mike stopped to offer assistance to three teenagers he thought needed his help. Those same teenagers attacked Mike in a car-jacking attempt. Mike was nearly beaten to death.

Today Mike is in a rehabilitation facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, undergoing intensive therapy. He cannot walk, talk, or see because his brain is severely bruised but there is hope that, in time, he can be restored to health and returned to his family and his home – in Des Moines.

How can you help?

Support the Wasike family by attending “A Day for Mike.”  The event will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013, from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center-Iowa Events Center. 100% of the proceeds raised from the auction and freewill donations will support the Wasike family’s medical and living expenses.

The event will include:

• Live music from the Waukee Big Band
• Food and cash bar
• Silent and live auctions – The auction items include tickets to the Iowa Wild and Brenton Skating Plaza, restaurant gift cards, an autographed Iowa State football by Paul Rhoads, Wright Service Corp. gift cards, Casey’s pizza gift cards, jewelry and more!

Learn More

Learn about how you can support the event at or donate here. Volunteers are needed to help support the event and you can sign up to volunteer here.


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