• Crime: Milel Elam Assaulted on Philly Streets

    Portrait of Mikel

    Portrait of Mikel

    Red Square

    Posted on March 17, 2013 by Steffi & Gilberto Dobrindt – Ontiveros

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    Dear Friends of Mikel Elam,

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    Unbelievably sad, but true…

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    ……….Friends around the world have been shocked to learn that Mikel Elam, a very gentle soul, was nearly beaten to death by a large group of teens in Philadelphia just a few days ago.

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    Mikel Elam, local to Philadelphia, an amazing Artist, our sweet Friend, and such a kind person to anyone who knows him, was attacked by a mob of 30 or more teenagers on his way home from work in his own neighborhood.

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    Mikel encountered a mob of young teens on his way home from work. After an unsuccessful attempt to get out of their way, he had to walk through the crowd and was struck on the back of his head so severely that he passed out and suffered a concussion.

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    Helpless and passed out while lying on a sidewalk, he was then kicked repeatedly in his face, and body until the mob ran off. A witness called 911 and Police and an Ambulance arrived to take him to a hospital. There was blood everywhere at the scene. Mikel was left with serious injuries, including a broken jawbone and bleeding in his brain. His mouth has been wired shut; he is unable to talk and or even walk for approximately one month. He is not only emotionally shaken by this tragedy, but he has also been rendered physically incapable of working, left with huge Hospital Bills he can not afford to pay and the fear of losing a job he needs very much.

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    This is an incredible tragedy and such a senseless crime.

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    I am a big believer in devastating situations bringing extraordinary outcomes. Let’s transform this tragedy for Mikel.

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    Artwork by Mikel Elam

    Artwork by Mikel Elam

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    PLEASE HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR MIKEL’S EXPENSES AND MEDICAL BILLS UNTIL HE RECOVERS.

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    Follow the link below to his PAYPAL account. Please add your email and then his e-mail account and follow the remaining steps given by PAYPAL.

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    Mikel Elam’s e-mail: mikelartist@earthlink.net

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    PAYPAL: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

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    Thank you for your help. All donations are greatly appreciated.

    Red Square

    Editor’s Note: In addition to contributions, Mikel has a substantial amount of his art work available for sale on his web site, http://mikelelam.com. Proceeds from sales will go towards the artists medical expenses. Please contact media@tonywardstudio.com for price list.

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    Copyright 2013

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    To Be Continued……….


    5 responses to “Crime: Milel Elam Assaulted on Philly Streets”


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      Wendy Strum: All money raised through Paypal will go directly to Mikel to help with medical expenses.


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      Lydia Carlson: Absolutely unfathomable! I am in shock at the magnitude of unkindness and hatred. Mikel is such a wonderful person so unworthy of this violation of his peaceful being. I hope the little bastards who did this are caught and jailed.


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      Tim Martinez: They should pay his medical expenses.


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      Lori Greenberg: thank you so much for letting everyone know, this is absolutely horrific, devastating news, and both David and I are sending Mikel Elam all of our love and good wishes. Our hearts go out to you, Mikel. You have an amazing, supportive and loving community of friends, and we are all right by your side (even if it is virtually right by your side!). We will all help you through this terrible time. Lots of love and here is hoping that each day gets better and better for you. NOBODY deserves this, but especially not you, Mikel, you bring so much light and joy to everyone around you, and you deserve only the best of life. I only hope that time passes very quickly, so that you can be up on your feet sooner than you think, and that you can move on with your life, and go on to all good things, and all positive things, much love, dear man, xoxoxoxl


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      Kittura Dior: When you hear about something like this happening you have to just chip in something… big amount or small… and you just hope and pray you never need to call on friends for an issue like this…