Another Jade West update: Fund for, & message from, Wong family

ORIGINAL 11:46 AM REPORT: New information on how to help Jade West Cafe owner Wah Wong, badly hurt when a driver hit him and his wife and son outside their Beacon Hill home December 12 (as reported here December 19). “Family Friend” added the following as a comment last night on our most recent update:

The family has set up an account at Wells Fargo Bank. Anyone who wants to help Wah Wong and his family can visit any Wells Fargo branch and make a donation in the name of “Jade West Cafe”. The family thanks everyone for their support.

(There are two Wells Fargo branches in West Seattle – 2358 California SW and 4314 SW Alaska.) Other WSB’ers pointed out in the same comment thread that two TV stations, 5 and 13, did followups last night; neither has its video online as of this writing. We have a note out to “Family Friend” to see if there’s any more info to share. Meantime, there are now two get-well cards on the door of the cafe (6032 California SW). The driver charged with vehicular assault for hitting the Wong family, Rodney James, has been in jail since the night it happened, bail set at $250,000. (Photo of Wah Wong at Jade West Cafe, taken in early 2009 by Paul Sureddin) ADDED 1:53 PM: Wah Wong’s wife has asked us to share this message with well-wishers:

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank everyone in the West Seattle Community who have sent their support, prayers and well wishes to my husband, Wah and son, Jason who were seriously injured on December 12, 2009. They are both stable at this time and will receive surgeries in the coming week at Harborview Medical Center. We appreciate your continued outpouring of support and care.

Salina Wong

5:36 PM UPDATE: The KING5 story is now available online, including the story video – see it here.

5 Replies to "Another Jade West update: Fund for, & message from, Wong family"

  • LMA January 3, 2010 (1:19 pm)

    I saw the family on the news this morning, Very sorry to hear about what has happened, my thoughts and priers are with you and your family

  • grr January 3, 2010 (11:31 pm)

    just breaks my heart :( Hopefully he’ll be up for some visitors soon. Might have to take him some ‘terrible’ food to eat :)

  • grr January 7, 2010 (6:17 pm)

    any word as to when Wah will be able to have visitors???

  • King January 10, 2010 (11:57 pm)

    I had visited Wah couple times. He was touched by the community/friendship. He and his wife were in good spirit!

  • grr January 21, 2010 (8:59 pm)

    King….I’d really love to see Wah. Is he still at Harborview??

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