Monday, July 4, 2016
People from all around the country have been touched by the plight of Shoreline police Sgt. Wing Woo, who at last report was in intensive care at Harborview Trauma Center in Seattle.
Donations to a GoFundMe site set up for him raised the funds within a day to pay for the medical flight to Harborview from Hawaii where he was injured in the surf while on a vacation with his family. After being knocked over by a wave, he suffered a spinal cord injury which left him unable to feel below the neck. His lungs were full of sand and sea water and he suffered cardiac arrest during CPR. He was in a coma for three days.
His 14 year old son, Tony, pulled him from the water.
The last report posted for him referred to his arrival from Hawaii.
If you haven't heard, Sgt. Woo arrived by Medivac in the very early hours this morning. He was accompanied by his amazing son, Tony. He was met by officers from both the King County Sheriff's Dept and Seattle PD.
He was transported by a Shoreline Fire Medic unit and a full law enforcement procession to Harborview Medical Center. Rest assured he will be receiving the best care available.
Thank you so much for your continued financial and prayer support for Sgt. Woo and his family. This will be a very long road for them, financially, physically and emotionally, but they are so relieved to have Wing back in Seattle! We are all grateful beyond words for the amazing and inspiring support. It does indeed take a village.
As of this writing, the fund is at $135,160 with the last donation from the Burien / N.Highline Firefighters Local 1461. Woo lives in Burien and served both as Mayor of Burien and an officer in the Burien police before transferring to Shoreline Police.