833 5th Avenue - Des Moines
Date(s) - November 17, 2013
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mike Wasike, a God-fearing, legal immigrant from Kenya, was living in Des Moines and working two jobs to make his dream — the American dream, — come true for him and his family. Then on a cold and snowy day last February, Mike stopped to offer assistance to three teenagers he thought needed his help. Those same teenagers ruthlessly 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 is more than 400 miles away from his wife, Joan; and children, Sandrah (13) and Melvin (4), who remain in Des Moines. He cannot walk, talk, or see. But we know he can hear and understand because he cried when his wife left him to come back to Iowa. 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. And we know that, with God, all things are possible.
Joins us at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at the Iowa Events Center for “A Day for Mike,” a benefit auction to help the Wasike family with medical and living expenses. 100% of the proceeds raised from the auction and any free will donation given at the event will support the Wasike family.