SIGHTINGS big-hearted support for julius Last summer, San Francisco Bay charter boat captain Heather Richard endured a nightmare that no parent should ever face. Toward the end of Sausalito's annual Fourth of July parade, her nineyear-old son Julius Glasgow was riding atop a float and fell between it and the truck that was pulling it, unbeknowst to the driver. Poor Julius was crushed beneath the trailer's tire, causing severe internal injuries. An onsite emergency response team expedited his airlift to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, where he soon underwent emergency surgery to repair his crushed pelvis and perforated bladder. Afterward, Julius spent 20 days in the ICU. Heather recalls how continued on outside column of next sightings page
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shore support head I sometimes wonder if he will survive — he's already had a few problems. I have moments when I cry and worry, but I'm not really that scared for him, because he's the best sailor I know, and he doesn't really get scared. When we were sailing from Ecuador to Hawaii and got caught in Tropical Storm Rosa it was blowing 60 knots. But Jeff assured me, 'Don't worry, we're going to be fine.' And we were." Jeff writes to Debbie every day via
The December 2015 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.