Mike DeCarlo’s Wife In Coma After Being Hit By Car, Raising Funds to Get Her Home

Comic artist Mike DeCarlo has started a GoFundMe Campaign to raise money to get his wife back to Indiana after she was struck by a car and is in a coma.

From Mike De Carlo’s GoFundMe.

On Saturday night, March 24th, 2018, at approximately 10pm, my wife Tracy DeCarlo left our hotel room to get 5 or 10 minutes of fresh air with a brief walk around the area. After 2 or 3 minutes, I felt awkward about letting her go alone, so I quickly dressed to go out and join her.

To my horror, a crowd was already gathering around a fallen body in the ajoinning hotel street and somehow

I knew in my heart it was Tracy.

It was.

She had been struck by a car as a pedestrian.

The driver, an 18 year old female, did NOT flee the scene and apparently was not impaired.

However, she had NO valid license AND no insurance.

Tracy, at the moment I am writing this is still Comatose.
She had considerable Brain Trauma ( but not a hopeless degree of it ) and a fractured Pelvis, broken knee and ligament tears.

She is in Emanuel Hospital ( Legacy Medical Center ) in their ICU and the costs to keep her alive will be at least 1 Million dollars or more. This is located in Portland Oregon.

I do have Medical coverage, but I can’t imagine what the amounts of money I will need over the next 6 or 8 months will accrue to.

I certainly don’t have the many thousands of dollars this will eventually cost me.

I am hopeful that enough people care to help me out in this most dire of time in my/our life. It will cost between $10,000 to $20,000 alone just to bring her back to a proper hospital in Indiana from Oregon in addition to any costs incurred that insurance does not cover once she gets here.

This is going to be a long and VERY expensive fight. The sooner I can get the funds together, the sooner I can bring Tracy back to Indiana where her family can be with her while she hopefully recovers and comes back to us.

After a little over 24 hours, the GoFundMe has raised over $11,000 to help.

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3 Responses to Mike DeCarlo’s Wife In Coma After Being Hit By Car, Raising Funds to Get Her Home

  1. JayClue says:

    Very unfortunate. My heart goes out to the family, and I wish Tracy a speedy recovery to full health. Hard to imagine that someone’s financial future may be in peril due to an unfortunate accident. All Americans should demand universal healthcare. The USA is the only 1st world nation in the world without healthcare. They are also the richest.

    • agentpoyo says:

      Only in America one can enter a hospital financially stable and leave bankrupt for life, despite having health insurance. 😦

      Hoping for a safe and hopefully quick recovery as well. Can’t even imagine being in such a situation.

  2. Kevin M says:

    Love how the comic community has come to their aid and in just one day. Prayers to Tracy and family.

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