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

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

Mike, 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, ...

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