Uli Fuamaila and his wife, Loto, moved from Lake Stevens to Federal Way a few years ago. She needed to be closer to her doctors, and he wanted to be closer to his job driving a paratransit bus for Metro’s Access program, based in Bellevue.
Though Fuamaila had already retired from his career in manufacturing, he had gone back to work to help pay for Loto’s mounting medical bills. Then, in 2015, Loto passed away. Fuamaila stayed in Federal Way and continued to drive for Metro.