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.
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.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.