At the Jade West Cafe: “More get wells for Wah”

That’s the subject line of the e-mail in which WSB’er “Grr” sent the photo shown above; he had placed a card on the door of the Jade West Cafe a week ago, as noted here, and now that the first card is filled up, he noticed today that someone else has added an even bigger one. “Wah,” of course, is the proprietor of Jade West, Wah Wong, now out of the hospital after being badly hurt when a driver hit him, his son and wife outside their Beacon Hill home on December 12. The driver, Rodney James, is charged with vehicular assault and remains jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail; Wah Wong is out of the hospital but his son Jason Wong, who lost part of a leg in the crash, was still there as of our last check a few days ago. No official word yet on plans for reopening the cafe, long a beloved and quirky one-man operation.

5 Replies to "At the Jade West Cafe: "More get wells for Wah""

  • Michelle January 2, 2010 (11:03 pm)

    Just saw a news story about this on KING 5. Glad to see that there is so much support.

  • Family Friend January 2, 2010 (11:14 pm)

    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.

  • miws January 3, 2010 (6:40 am)

    Q13 did a story too, on last evening’s 10 O’Clock Newscast.



  • grr January 3, 2010 (8:56 am)

    Thanks for the udpates! I’ll see if I can find the King 5 report, as well as make a donation to the Wells Fargo fund.

    Family…think you would mind going by and taking the cards to Wah?? I’d hate for the rain to ruin them.

  • WSB January 3, 2010 (10:17 am)

    Before seeing these comments, I saw a tweet last night that sounded like a suggestion that KING had done a story – I looked online and couldn’t find anything. Q13 has this up but it doesn’t have anything outside of the fund that hasn’t already been reported.,0,1558686.story
    I sent an e-mail message to “Family Friend” early today looking for more info before posting separately re: the fund – no reply yet – if I don’t hear back soon I’ll just go with the fact there’s a fund.

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