UPDATE: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo benefit show for Yen Wor Village date changed; Now May 17
UPDATE: 2:35pm April 11
The “Save the Yen Wor” benefit show, originally scheduled for Wednesday April 13th, has been postponed due to Covid-19. A member of the band contracted Covid-19 this past weekend and will be unable to perform due to CDC isolation guidelines. The show has been rescheduled for Tuesday May 17th. For those who were planning to attend the Yen Wor this coming Wednesday, Brent will be on hand to MC and host charity Karaoke with Loretta. Also look out for the possibility of additional special guests!
All proceeds from both events will be donated to assist the Yen Wor during a period of family illness and transition. Learn more about the community effort to save the Yen Wor at their Go Fund Me page. You can find the link here. Feel free to donate prior to the event if you would like to help.
Please update your calendars now, and support this important West Seattle institution in any way that you can.
Brent Amaker and the Rodeo will be performing at Yen Wor Village Restaurant Wednesday April 13. This is a charity event with all proceeds donated to the Yen Wor.
In November of 2020 Yen Wor owner Gary Wong went in for a routine flu shot and tested positive for Covid and was hospitalized, He went into the ICU, was put into an induced coma, then put on a ventilator and given a tracheotomy. While fighting Covid, Gary had a stroke and lost 90% mobility on his right side.
He was sent to a rehabilitation facility in Shelton, Wa. in Feb 2021 after a month long stay in ICU.
As if Gary's illness were not serious enough, co owner and Gary's wife Wendy Wong had an accident while walking the dog, hit her head, and broke the bones in the top of her spine and bottom of her neck requiring extensive surgery, spinal cord surgery and vertebrae fusion w/ pins in her neck.
She still suffers nerve damage and it’s hard for her to walk and her fine motor skills are gone and she has a loss of head/neck mobility.
Gary will likely stay in a wheelchair; he needs ongoing care.Both Gary and Wendy are still in physical and occupational therapy, cannot drive, and require ongoing medication. Larry their son stepped in as general manager and Isaac Wong runs the kitchen.
The Yen Wor has been an essential part of the West Seattle community for more than three decades.
The family is struggling to keep it afloat while handling mounting medical expenses.
Admission to the show is free with a suggested donation to help support the Yen Wor family.
Karaoke hosted by Loretta before and after the show.
10pm Brent Amaker and the Rodeo