Good to hear things didn't take a turn for the worst.
I know you guys hate reposts. This is an update for the members who expressed interest in the young guy beaten for complimenting rims on a Lexus. Doctors had feared he would be paralyzed and brain damaged.
PUYALLUP, Washington — The father of a man beaten outside a Puyallup bar after he complimented another man’s car said his son has woken up from a coma and may soon be on the way to a rehabilitation facility.
James Foster remains at Tacoma General Hospital after the attack. His father, Darrell Foster, said just a couple days ago, doctors were telling him that hope for James’ recovery was dwindling.
But then things changed.
“Just a couple days ago, he still wasn’t moving his left hand,” Darrel said. “Yesterday, he was scratching his face, and you’re just looking at little things like that saying, ‘That’s spectacular!’”
Darrell said James, 21, has even tried to talk.
“He doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but every once in a while, he’ll say your name – ‘Where’s dad, where’s mom?’ – he’ll call one of his brothers or his sisters,” Darrell said.
James was left comatose after witnesses said he complimented the rims on a car owned by Daman Lehman, 25, outside a Puyallup bar.
Lehman has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree assault. He’s out of jail on $75,000 bail. His trial has been set for late June.
Since KIRO 7 first reported the story, the Foster family said they’ve received an outpouring of support. Darrell said he’s heard from people he’s never met who are reaching out to help James. One even repaired the family car for free after it broke down.
In a couple weeks, there will be a car rally and a fundraiser for James. We’ll have more on that event in the coming days.
“It’s going to be a long road, that’s what they said,” Darrell said.
i seriously hope the judge throws the book at him.
i don't care what words were said. it doesn't give you the right to put your hand on another person. period.
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Reminds me of the Giants fan who got beaten for supporting his team vs the Dodgers.
Senseless violence is scary.
Stow, 43, was attacked last March in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium. He was wearing a Giants jersey when we was punched and beaten into a coma. He suffered severe brain damage.
This is one case where I'd advocate suing the crap out of someone. I hope that kid gets a million from that douchebag. People like that should just be publicly stoned like back in the day. I saw he had a history of domestic violence too, big surprise there. Since this guy is so popular, hopefully a certain internet group will teach him a lesson.
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SEATTLE — KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has learned the Puyallup man who was punched into a coma has been moved to the University of Washington Medical Center, and his family is hopeful for his recovery.
21-year-old James Foster was beaten earlier in May after commenting on the wheels of another person’s car.
Foster’s family told KIRO 7 reporter Alison Grande Saturday night that Foster is not going to be able to live the kind of life they had hoped for him.
“It’s hard, it’s really hard,” said Lisa Foster, James Foster’s stepmother. “We walked in and he asked me, ‘Lisa, take me home.’ And I can’t.”
Foster’s parents feared their son’s life and are forced to face the reality of him never being the same.
“He’ll never be that again. He was such a great kid. He is, don’t get me going,” said Darrell Foster, James Foster’s father.
Foster was outside the Cheers Bar and Grill in Puyallup when he commented on the rims on a Lexus. According to police, Daman Lehman punched him twice, which knocked Foster to the ground and hit his head on the pavement. Lehman was charged with assault.
Foster spent many days in a coma at Tacoma General Hospital.
After a series of tests, doctors determined Saturday that Foster’s brain injury is severe. An ambulance moved him to the UWMC for rehabilitation.
“He’s frustrated. He knows what he wants, but he can’t tell you what he wants,” Darrell Foster said. “He can’t do anything on his own. He’s lost 30 pounds since he’s been at the hospital.”
James Foster is learning to walk again and take care of himself.
“I have to try to stay calm, and tell him he needs to stay here and listen, and do what they’re asking him to do,” said Lisa Foster.
Next Sunday two fundraising events will be held for James Foster. Since he loves cars, both events are car-themed. One will be “The James Foster Foundation Charity Cruise” and the other is “Rollin’ for James Foster.”
I can't believe that this is the entire story. SOMETHING must have happened in addition to the wheel comment.
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