- Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was one of four people shot Wednesday morning
- The organizers of the page met the fundraising goal of $20,000 within two days
A spokesman for Mika’s family says the page was started by friends of his in the DC area.
The organizers of the page met the fundraising goal of $20,000 within two days, causing them to update the page Monday afternoon with a new goal of $30,000, and a pledge that any excess contributions would go to a charity of Mika’s choosing.
Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was one of four people shot Wednesday morning after a lone gunman opened fire on the Republican team practice for the Congressional Baseball Game last week. Mika is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing multiple surgeries, the family said in a statement Saturday. Mika was even able to sign a baseball for the game Thursday night.
Majority Whip Steve Scalise was also shot and remains at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where Dr. Jack Sava said an “an excellent recovery is a good possibility.” Congressional aide Zach Barth and US Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner were also shot in the Wednesday morning incident; Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were injured during the attack.