First off, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. Mike Khouzam was severely injured in an ATV accident mid afternoon on Wednesday, November 29th. We were in Cabo San Lucas at the time as part of a company-paid vacation. During the ATV tour it was dusty and hard to see. We were an hour in on the trail when Mike hit a jump going downhill and was thrown from the vehicle. He was unconscious for about 2 minutes before we could revive him. He suffered severe head trauma (a fractured skull), 9 broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and fluid in his lungs. Once medical arrived he was rushed to the hospital where they demanded a $20,000 deposit before they could help him. The hospital in Cabo is corrupt; Mexico banned them from accepting new patients and the US has been trying to get the facility shut down. They tried to extort money and hold Mike at the hospital. Fortunately, we were able to get into contact with the FBI, Washington D.C, and got the US consulate and Mexican authorities involved. On Saturday--once his breathing became stable enough--they were able to get Mike the Med EVAC he needed as well as acceptance into a hospital in LA.
Upon arrival, the hospital ran countless tests, CT scans, and more X-rays. On Sunday he had frontal cerebral edema as well as weakness on the right side of his body. He went into surgery for his clavicle later that evening. By Monday he was stable enough to get out of ICU.
While he has had some help; that does not cover an enormous part of his medical bills; the insane costs of transport; and the deposits needed to get him into the trauma center as close to Cabo as possible. Mike’s road ahead is long, and very expensive. Supporting Mike with any donations to help relieve the financial burden would be greatly appreciated. With financial assistance, Mike and his family can focus on his rehabilitation.
If anyone can get better; its Mike!! Your kindness and generosity will contribute to the success of Mike’s recovery. He is a kind, loving and generous person who’s laugh is contagious.
Thank you in advance for helping Mike continue to make a difference. Please share his story with others who may be moved to help.
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