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HELP, Mike DeCarlo's WIFE IN COMA

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Raised by 444 people in 6 days
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.

***** UPDATE ***** The first goal of $9,000 was hit in less than 24 hours. Words cannot express how grateful and the THANKS the DeCarlo family has to those who have been so generous.  We have three goals to hit .. $9,000 then $15,000 then $20,000 and anything above. We do not yet have a firm price for the Medivac to bring Tracy home and begin her long term care. We were told, as noted above, that it will be between $10,000 and $20,000 hence the multiple goals.  If we can reach those numbers, Tracy can get the care she needs without depleating what is left of the family's entire savings.  

We are off to a helluva start. THANK YOU for your continuing generosity.
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**** UPDATE PART 2 **** Once again, THANK YOU does not begin to say how humbled the DeCarlo family is by the generosity of so many strangers as well as friends.

The second goal of $15,000 was reached today thanks to your kindness & compassion. The words THANK YOU are used so easily these days that, to many, it has lost sincerity. However, the entire DeCarlo family sincerely & humbly wishes to THANK YOU all. Those two words are not enough , but we cannot think of others that are better suited right now.

Mike is going to Portland tomorrow to be with Tracy and ( thanks to your donations ) will begin the process of moving Tracy to a trauma center in Indiana where the family can see her and she can hear their voices every day. This is thanks to all of you.

Please accept an Internet BEAR HUG right now from Mike DeCarlo, and his entire family for your generosity. <<<<<<< HUG >>>>>>>
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I am sure the $9,000.00 requested in this campaign will be a drop in the bucket as to what Tracy will need for help beyond the insurance ... but we have to start somewhere. If you have ever enjoyed Mr. DeCarlo's comic work, or just have a kind heart .... PLEASE HELP.
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