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Stabbing victim fighting for his life; an appeal goes out

West Seattle Herald of Seattle, Washington

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Ramon Aspeitia is fighting for his life at Harbor view Medical Center following a stabbing in White Center on Oct. 25. He was attacked by three his panic males after he got off a bus and flagged down a King County Sheriff deputy to who called paramedics. Now, his boss at Shadow land, in the West Seattle Junction, Ben Jenkins is hoping people will help him. Jenkins has set up a fundraising page to provide some financial support for him as he recovers. The original goal of $10,000 was quickly reached and a new goal of $20,000 was set.

Here's the text from the page: "Ramon is a highly respected and extremely hard working employee at both Shadow land and Ma' ono in the West Seattle Junction neighborhood. He was viciously attacked by 3 men and brutally stabbed in the back on his commute home after work Sun., Oct 25 around 6:30 p.m. at his bus transfer in White Center. He is currently in Harbor-view Medical Center fighting to be stabilized and to regain feeling in the lower half of his body. We are all hoping for a full recovery and he could use your thoughts and prayers at this time. This is gonna take a tremendous toll on his family and of course his 2 children. We're asking the community to help in any way they can. Every bit will help his family with the medical and monthly bills while he recovers. His family will greatly appreciate anything you can do to help."

If you can donate, please visit www.youcaring.com and search for Ramon Aspeitia or find the link on www.westseattleherald.com

Jenkins said: "Ramon is easily the hardest working guy we have at Shadow land and my friend Mark Fuller says the same for him at Ma' ono. He's really just trying to do the right thing for his children. And by that I mean work his tail off to provide for them any way he can.

"Ramon is a kind man with a put your head down and work hard mentality Willing to help his fellow coworkers out without question at a moment's notice. Over the last few years he's become family here at Shadow land. He's not just a coworker. He's become a friend to us all.

"People don't have a sour word to say about Ramon Which makes this attack even more shocking to us all. He wouldn't put himself or his family at risk. These three guys picked this fight and viciously attacked him For what reason we don't know. The cops are gathering as much information as they can. These guys need to be caught. This is unacceptable."

At press time Ramon was still in serious condition, legs paralyzed.



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Original Publication Date: November 6, 2015



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