Monday, November 21, 2016
|Sgt. Wing Woo before being released|
from the hospital.
Photo courtesy Woo family.
The family spokesperson for Shoreline Police Sgt. Wing Woo reports that he is home and continuing to make progress, but very slowly.
Sgt. Woo was injured in a surfing accident in Hawaii, while on vacation with his family. (See previous story)
Wing has made the difficult transition home with his family .... now the real work begins! While he continues to make incredible strides towards walking again, he needs regular, ongoing and intense physical therapy.
He has been receiving some in-home therapy, but much of the equipment needed is only available in an outpatient setting.
The Woo family needs to purchase a mobility van to get him to and from therapy. These specially designed mobility vans are very expensive, with a good used one running in the neighborhood of $40-45k.
The community, which includes his home town of Burien where he was Mayor, the Shoreline community, police and fire organizations, and others, have continued to contribute to his GoFundMe site.
As a county employee, he has "good" insurance, but insurance companies are reluctant to pay for rehab equipment.
It is difficult for the Woo family to once again ask for your help, but as they continue to fight the insurance battles as well as the physical battles, they have to rely on the prayers and generosity of the community, friends and family.
His wife, Jackie, said that last week, that after being pulled to his feet, Wing was able to stand in place for seven minutes - a significant advance. He has also continued making progress with movement on his left side.
If you wish to contribute, here's the link for the GoFundMe site.