Fundraiser for injured officer Shay Mikalonis draws crowd

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Another fundraiser is being held Thursday for Las Vegas Metropolitan Officer Shay Mikalonis. The event is called Henderson Helps and is hosted by the Injured Police Officers Fund.

The 29-year-old officer was shot in the head earlier this month while on duty and his family says he is paralyzed from the neck down. He may be moved next week, from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility.

The fundraiser is at Big D’s Barbeque in Henderson on St. Rose Parkway near Eastern Avenue and will take place all day.

People can sign a banner at the restaurant. There are also banners at the Clark County Government Center in the rotunda area for people to sign.

Shay’s family says he continues to improve despite his spinal chord injury.

“We’re showing him hey there’s a ‘Shay Day, his eyebrows light up, he has tears come down,” said Frank Mikalonis, Shay’s uncle. “If there is a silver lining he seems to be there and we had him spell out his name on an alphabet chart. Asked him who we was and he recognizes us and he’s showing emotion with eyes and crying and that.”

If you would like to donate, and can’t make it to the fundraiser, you can visit this website.

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