Followup: Hit-run survivor Sarah says recovery ‘scary’ & ‘humbling’

July 31, 2013 at 7:12 pm | In How to help, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

(Message chalked on Fairmount Avenue during run to show support for Sarah, one week after she was hit)
Two weeks ago, we reported on the crowdfunding campaign to help Sarah – previously known only as “Red” – the runner hit and left by the side of Fairmount Avenue early one June morning, seriously injured, found by two West Seattle Good Samaritans. It was started by Sarah’s friend Ed Lorah, who today sent a message directly from Sarah and her husband:

With very full hearts, David and I want to thank you all for your overwhelming kindness and support. We are deeply and profoundly touched by the warmth and generosity extended to us in this unexpected challenge and chapter.

I am home now and at least able to take on short walks around the house (versus long runs through West Seattle or large work challenges). This recovery is a very slow, sometimes scary, and very humbling process, but with all of the love, patience, and generosity that is being sent our way, I feel better-equipped to meet the challenges. Thanks again for your support and encouragement!


More than $8,000 has been raised so far; donations toward Sarah’s medical bills are still being accepted here. The case remains unsolved.


  1. Keep at it Sarah – so happy to hear you are home.

    Comment by Mama3boys — 7:35 pm July 31, 2013 #

  2. Please tap into any UIM and Crime Victim’s Assistance funds that are available. If anyone ought be able to without issue, it’s Sarah. Crowdsource funding will help with immediate needs, but insurance and assistance could help with a big chunk of medical/rehab. Go Sarah (and thanks Ed)!

    Comment by Irukandji — 8:42 pm July 31, 2013 #

  3. Wishing you all the best, Sarah.

    Comment by Chris W — 9:00 pm July 31, 2013 #

  4. Sarah, I hope every day brings more improvement and more success for you. Be good to yourself, patient with your recovery, and don’t hesitate to ask for help when you need it.

    Comment by elikapeka — 10:03 pm July 31, 2013 #

  5. Glad to hear you are home, Sarah.


    Continued healing thoughts coming your way.



    Comment by miws — 7:33 am August 1, 2013 #

  6. Happy to hear that you are home and recovering. Warm thoughts and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!

    Comment by CanDo — 11:42 am August 1, 2013 #

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