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ROCKMART, Ga. -- After saving the life of a drowning child, Michael Patterson is now in intensive care and is in need of financial assistance. The 11Alive Help Desk wants you to know how you can be part of the humanitarianism.

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After diving into a creek to rescue a 4-year-old girl, Patterson suffered injuries to the neck and back, paralyzing him and causing him to lose usage of both of his legs.

Family and friends can now help by visiting the "Friends of Mike Patterson" Facebook page for donations, prayers and updates on his condition. His family set up a wepay.com account to accept online donations while they are in the midst of adding additional payment providers. Donations can also be made atgofundme.com.

Those interested in mailing a donation, can mail them directly to: The Mike Patterson Fund, c/o River City Bank, 228 North 2nd Avenue, Rome, GA 30165.