Our friend and West Seattle neighbor Sarah Hanson was out walking with her 5-month-old baby last week when she was attacked from behind by a knife-wielding, delusional woman. Thankfully, neighbors heard her screams and rushed to help her, and also scooped up and protected baby Luke.
The attacker was arrested, and paramedics got her to the hospital quickly, but she is suffering from a number of knife wounds to her head and face that required many stiches and two damaged tendons in her left hand that will take 12 weeks of healing and physical therapy until she can use it again.
Besides trying to recover physically and emotionally from this terrifying and traumatic experience, her left arm and hand are completely bandaged and unusable, leaving her unable to pick up her wiggly baby and do independently many of the things for him that he needs during the course of each day (picking up, diapering, nursing, dressing, buckling into carseat, and getting to her physical therapy appointments with him in tow). In short, she needs someone with her all the time so she can care for him.
We are raising funds to help cover costs for professional helpers that will be with her every weekday for the 10 weeks after her husband and mom return to work, voice activation software so she can continue her work at home without the use of her left hand, extra meal deliveries beyond what friends are bringing, and a little extra to cover unexpected costs.
Thank you in advance for your generosity! Sarah and Graeme are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from the entire community, as it has immensely helped in their healing process. Please see below for a link to Sarah's story.
Friends of Sarah, Graeme, and baby Luke.
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