Surfing legend Vincent Sunny Garcia WAKES from his coma: Sunny survives from suicide attempt and speaks his first words
- Vincent ‘Sunny’ Garcia was found unconscious at his Oregon home on April 29
- His daughter Kaila took to Instagram to tells fans he’s now spoken his first words
- Kalia shared a photo of Vincent Sunny Garcia alongside his first wife and mother of his children
- The 49-year-old was admitted to a US hospital and placed in Intensive Care Unit
- Garcia is a six-time Hawaiian Triple Crown Champion and celebrated surfer
Vincent Sunny Garcia age:
He is Currently 49 Years Old
Sunny Garcia (born Vincent Sennen Garcia on January 14, 1970 in Mā’ili, on the Westside of Oahu, Hawaii) is a professional surfer. He grew up in Wai’anae and, after leaving school, debuted on the 1986 Gotcha Pro at Sandy Beach, Oahu, beating the 1984 champ Tom Carroll.
Titles Record Held:
- 2000 ASP WCT World Champion
- 2004 Triple Crown of Surfing
- 2000 Triple Crown of Surfing
- 1999 Triple Crown of Surfing
- 1994 Triple Crown of Surfing
- 1993 Triple Crown of Surfing
- 1992 Triple Crown of Surfing
- 1987/1988 ASP’s Men’s Most Improved award
- 1990 ASP’s Men’s Most Improved award
- Most victories in WQS competition (22)
- Most Triple Crown of Surfing titles (6)
In 2010, Sunny was inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame at Huntington Beach.
Vincent Sunny Garcia WAKES from his coma:
Hawaiian surfing legend Vincent Vincent Sunny Garcia has spoken his first words nearly five months after he was found unconscious in his Oregon home amid a battle with depression.
Vincent Sunny Garcia’s eldest daughter Kaila Garcia took to Instagram on Tuesday to update his fans on his progress.
‘We are taking one day at a time and celebrating each little triumph. My dad is a warrior and fighting everyday to get better and stronger,’ she wrote.
Kaila said her father has said a ‘few words’ and is undergoing daily physical, speech and occupational therapy.
‘It’s going to be a marathon not a sprint but we work every day to make sure he is surrounded with love, laughter and ohana [family].’
Kaila shared a photo of her father, 49, in a wheelchair alongside his first wife and mother of his three children.
Vincent Sunny Garcia’s eldest daughter Kaila Garcia took to Instagram to update his fans on his progress after he was rushed to hospital on April 29
Garcia is starting to show signs of awareness and can now pay attention to people’s voices and faces, according to a family friend
Family friend Janae Twisselman told Khon 2 that Garcia is starting to show signs of awareness.
‘With the family members, he’s paying attention to voices. He can follow people’s faces. He’s moving his head. He’s speaking a few words,’ Ms Twisselman said.
Garcia said Kaila’s name for the first time on Monday.
‘When he first started, he was in an induced coma a few months ago, and now we’re in a place where he’s functioning completely on his – you know for his physical self, his body – on his own,’ Ms Twisselman said.
In a GoFundMe page set up for Garcia, his family described him as a ‘warrior’ who is ‘fighting everyday to get better and stronger’.
‘We are taking one day at a time and celebrating each little triumph.’
So far more than $127,000 has been raised from a $150,000 goal.
Garcia was discovered at his Oregon property in the US before he was rushed to hospital in April this year.
Though behind all the fame and glamour, Garcia is known to have wrestled with depression (pictured, Garcia celebrates his win at 2000 surfing competition)
But behind closed doors, the celebrated surfer is known to have wrestled with depression.
In a 2014 Instagram post he revealed he had been struggling with the condition.
‘Depression is no joke,’ he posted at the time.
‘Waking up feeling like you’re ready to take on the world, then a couple of hours later, feeling down on life and wondering what’s wrong with you.