Long time comics artist Mike DeCarlo (Batman, Tales of the Teen Titans, Radioactive Man) needs your help.  His wife was hit by a car while in Portland and is till in a coma.  He’s set up a GoFundMe to help get her back home to Indiana.

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 adjoining 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.


  1. Thank you for posting this. Being a recent victim of a car accident I can somewhat relate to Mike DeCarlo’s heartbreaking situation. I just completed my last physical therapy, but it is nowhere in comparison to Tracy’s health. I hope many others will contribute to this important GoFundMe page and help Mike in his time of need.

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