Michael Lythcott Bali Accident

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Raised by 713 people in 1 month
My brother, Michael and his friend Stacey Eno were involved in a serious scooter accident while touring in Bali, Indonesia, going over a ravine into the jungle at night. Despite multiple injuries and in-ability to move, he was able to get out an SOS to his Facebook network, who quickly mobilized to involve the State Department and local authorities & rescuers. They were found and have both been hospitalized and had surgeries. Stacey had a broken arm, cheekbones, and nose.  Michael was badly hurt, a skull fracture, broken wrist, internal damage, cracked ribs/spine, and  perforated bowels. We are still raising money to cover the costs of Michael's hospital stay, treatments, physical therapy, travel costs, and post hospital recovery. 


Stacey's family has also set up a campaign for her care that can be found at gf.me/u/kr9bhm .

Please contribute what you can, and if you can't, please share, especially if you are a friend of Michael's, as we all know his network is extensive. Thank you to everyone who has already donated, shared and offered aid.

Michael is an avid world traveler (Indonesia is his 55th country), see his journeys at Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mikelythcott/  and Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/michaellawrencelythcott . mike@reccenter.com

CNN article about our rescue:  https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/facebook-post-saves-lives-bali/index.html

Any Atlanta locals who would like to contribute to a Meal Train for Michael's family while he recovers, please sign up at
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We're Home!
Well, actually we've been home since Monday night but I've been slow to get this update out because I had to jump right back in to work and family life (plus the jetlag has been real!). But we did make it safely back to Atlanta and, while the long flights were not the most comfortable for Micheal, he handled it like a trooper. He will be staying with me for the next several weeks, while he continues to heal. Our Mom, who also lives with me, is understandably happy to have him home, as is his 7-year-old nephew Stephen.

Medically, Michael is doing very well. He's found a comfortable place to sleep (on my recliner) and is getting much better rest than when we were in Bali. He went yesterday to have the sutures and staples from his surgery removed and was feeling well enough to spend the day with some friends in the city. He'll still need to follow up with specialists here in the states to confirm but we're confident that he is out of the woods on his internal injuries and the his bones are mending properly.

Thank you to everyone out there who has supported Michael over the last few weeks. From the people who jumped in to save his and Stacy's lives, to those who have prayed for their healing and recovery, to the folks who donated, to those who sent kind words and well wishes, to those who even sent food. All of your efforts have not gone unnoticed. I know Michael has made a concerted effort to respond personally to as many messages as he can to let everyone know how much he appreciates their support.

Financially, we still have a little ways to go. There is still about $14,000 to be paid back to the wonderful hospital in Bali that treated him. You can help by continuing to share this fundraiser or some of the articles relating to Michael's case to raise awareness. Now that he is based back in the States for the time being, Michael has signed up for health insurance here, which will be a big help going forward when it kicks in next month.

Once again, thank you for your help, everyone!
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We're stateside! One step closer to home. Currently waiting it out at the Seattle airport.

Michael's friend Ashlee has set up a meal train to help with dinners while Michael recuperates. If you're in Atlanta and you'd like to sign up, please go to

Michael also did an article with Inc over messenger while we were flying from Hong Kong.
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Homeward bound!
We're about to embark on the first leg of our trip home. It's been a crazy two-and-a half weeks and you can imagine that Michael is eager to get home. As am I! We're expecting to hit the ground in Atlanta on Monday night. Many many many thanks to all who have supported and continue to support us during this ordeal. We love ave appreciate you.
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Hello Team Mikey!
We headed back to the hospital yesterday for some follow-up visits with Michael's medical team and are happy to report that the healing process is proceeding perfectly. He did have to have his splint re-set, which wasn't fun, because he's been using his left hand to type, causing it to shift out of position slightly. That means no more typing with that hand and more consistent use of his sling so that the bones heal correctly. Other than that, the rest of three visits went perfectly, all the surgical wounds are clean and infection free and were freshly dressed. Add chest x-rays show that his lungs are fully inflated and there is no sign of liquid or blood.

The best news is that, once we clarified that I would be escorting him, the Thoracic surgeon cleared him to fly out with me on Sunday. We came back to the hotel and booked our tickets immediately! We'll be touching down home in Atlanta on Tuesday!

If you haven't seen the awesome CNN story on the accident and rescue, you can find it at

It will give you a really great idea of what you've been a part of in helping us on this journey. Continued thanks to everyone for all the love, support donations and shares. This campaign was started at the request of friends and family who reached out to me within minutes of learning of the accident because they wanted to help. We've seen an uptick in donations since the story started making the news, but the first $30k was raised almost exclusively through the efforts of people who are personally connected with Michael, myself or our family. The first $20k was raised within 24 hours. We are unbelievably overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our networks. And we are equally grateful for those who don't know us who have reached out to us in recent days to help after hearing our story. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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