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THE 2008 TINY MALAIKINI AWARD: Dealing with Dialysis

A daughter sees her parents’ ordeal and figures there has to be a better way. Her efforts to bring services to Hana earn her recognition as a community contributor.

November 5, 2008
By LEE IMADA, News Editor

Andrew Park Sr. keeps a chain saw in his 2004 Kia Sorento when driving his wife, Cecelia "Cece," from Hana to her dialysis treatments in Kahului three times a week. The drive on the road to Hana through the lush rain forest and along the scenic coastal cliffs and over its many "famous" bridges has been romanticized and promoted in songs, photos and tourist guides. But when traversing the winding, narrow road in the darkness of the early morning, in driving wind and rain, for a procedure necessary for sustaining life, the travel can be arduous, scary and dangerous.

 
 
 

 

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