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Tyler Perry donates $50K to man paralyzed in creek rescue

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Tyler Perry is donating $50,000 to help a good Samaritan left paralyzed from the waist down after risking his life to save a young girl swept away by a creek.

Michael Patterson, 43, broke his neck in three places and severed his spine after diving into a creek at the Silver Comet Trail to save a 4-year-old girl.

Patterson's heroic story has attracted attention worldwide. A Facebook page maintained by family, Friends of Mike Patterson, has attracted more than 47,000 followers.

The family thanked Perry on its Facebook page for his generous donation.

Anyone interested in helping out Patterson's family can email them at FriendsOfMikePatterson@gmail.com.

Donations can be made in the following ways, according to the family's Facebook page.

1. Visit https://www.wepay.com/donations/friends-of-mike-patterson-trust to make donations via wepay.com

2. Visit http://www.gofundme.com/friendsofmikepatterson to make donations via gofundme.com

3. Visit https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DQMQXFEH9X6DQ to make donations via PayPal

4. Make checks payable to "Friends of Mike Patterson Trust" and mail them to:

Friends of Mike Patterson Trust
210 E. 2nd Ave., Suite 205
Rome, Georgia 30161
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