KRMG Listeners Raise $70,000 for Mitchell Family
TULSA, Okla. – “Even if you don’t have children, how could you not be
touched by what this poor child has to face in his life.” That’s how
listener Donna Anderson put it Wednesday when she was asked why she
donated to the Jeremiah Mitchell Support Trust Fund.
Anderson’s contribution and donations from thousands of other Oklahomans added up to over $70,000 raised in under four hours by the staff of AM 740 and FM 102.3 NewsTalk , F&M Bank and members of the Fraternal Order of Police from the Tulsa area, including Tulsa, Jenks, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Glenpool, Bixby and Collinsville. “KRMG has traditionally only done on-air fundraisers for charitable organizations and not individuals,” said Joe Kelley, host of the Morning News, “but, in the case of Jeremiah, we gladly made an exception. As they always do, the people of Tulsa and all of Green Country stepped up to meet the challenge.” 6 year old Jeremiah Mitchell was one of seven students in the Oolagah school district to contract bacterial meningitis during the March outbreak of the disease which killed two students from Oolagah’s Lower Elementary School. The bacteria attacked the boy’s limbs and face. Surgeons had to amputate Jeremiah’s arms and legs last week in order to save his life. He is currently at Shriner’s Hospital in Cincinnati where he will have multiple surgeries to reconstruct damage to his face. The total amount raised for the Mitchells could go even higher. Contributions to the Jeremiah Mitchell Support Trust Fund are still being accepted at all nine F&M Bank locations in Green Country.