SEATTLE -- Hundreds of people celebrated the life of Sarah Wong on Wednesday. Wong, a freshman at Seattle Pacific University, died Saturday when a crane collapsed on Mercer Street.
It was a somber night Wednesday for family, friends and students as they shared stories and memories of Sarah Wong.
"She was such a bright light," said one of Wong's friends.
For many of these young students, they've never felt a loss like this. It's a difficult, emotional time, but one they are getting through by supporting each other.
"She was the most positive and pure-hearted person I've ever met," said another student during the service.
Each friend who took the microphone during the service had different experiences with Sarah, but one thing they all echoed: Whether you knew Sarah for years, months or just met her, her smile, her kindness, and her presence made life that much fuller.