As mother fights for life, family has message for all drivers

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 30, 2015) -- A mother is fighting for her life in the hospital after a tragic motorcycle accident and her family hopes to save lives in her name.

"My sister is a fighter. She is feisty and if somebody tells her she can’t do something, she will prove you wrong," Jamie Hamilton said.

Hamilton hopes that her sister, 27-year-old Stacy Meyers, will do just that. She has sat by her side for two weeks in an IU Methodist hospital room.

"I still haven't caught my breath," Hamilton said.

A motorcycle accident in Columbus on March 16 put Meyers in that hospital bed. She went out to ride with a friend on a sunny day. It was supposed to be a quick trip.

"She (saw) it as a stress reliever. 'I want to feel the wind in my hair,'" Hamilton said.

Meyers also though she'd be fine without a helmet. That's a decision Hamilton said she wishes she could help her sister take back.

"When it gets nice, people are ready to go. I get that. (But) put on a helmet," Hamilton said.

She wanted to get that message out, along with a message to all drivers. A driver didn't see the motorcycle and pulled out into Meyers and her friend that day. Hamilton said she doesn't blame anyone for the accident but does believe lives could be saved if a lesson is learned here.

"Look both ways, because those extra few seconds of putting a helmet on or taking a look could save somebody’s life," Hamilton said.

As Hamilton focuses on her sister, who remains in a coma, friends Rachael Gentry and Matt Hoffman organized a fundraiser online to help Meyers and her 6-year-old daughter.

"We had to do something to help them out," Gentry said.

"Stacy would've done the same thing for anybody else," Hoffman said.

You can find the fundraiser for Meyers at the link here.