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Outpouring of Support Helps Holly Miktarian Reach Fundraising Goal

Twinsburg residents and other supporters ponied up to help Holly Miktarian reach her fundraising goal so she can ride in the Police Unity Tour in support of her late husband, Joshua Miktarian.

A little publicity goes a long way.

A day ago, Holly Miktarian was still hundreds of dollars away from her goal to raise $1,000 to join the Police Unity Tour and ride in honor of her late husband, Twinsburg Police officer Joshua Miktarian.

Twinsburg Patch posted an item Wednesday morning pointing supporters to Miktarian's donation page. Then Fox 8 News did a story in Wednesday evening's newscast.

As of midnight on Wednesday, Miktarian raised $170 and needed another $830. As of this morning, Miktarian had raised $1,370, surpassing her goal.

Would you like to donate? Visit Miktarian's donation page.

Twinsburg residents not only ponied up cash, but also gave their support in messages.

The Estep Family posted: "As Twinsburg residents, Officer Miktarian will never be forgotten. Happy to support you in this effort Holly."

Miktarian plans to participate in the Police Unity Tour, a bicycle ride in May that raises money for the National Law Enforcement Memorial in the nation's capital.

To participate, Miktarian needs to raise $1,750 for the memorial. She still has to raise $830.

On her page, Miktarian explains that she will ride in honor of her husband, who was killed during a traffic stop in 2008, and Tommy Patton, a Cleveland Heights police officer who died in the line of duty in 2010.

Miktarian said she has never done something like the Police Unity Tour. She wrote:

I am very honored to ride in memory of my husband. It will be emotional for me as I ride into DC and see my daughter standing next to her Daddy's name on the National Memorial Wall.

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If you are able to donate something I would greatly appreciate it, big or small. If you cant afford to donate, please keep me in your thoughts,I've never done something like this before!!

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