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Helping Kids of Terminally-ill Parents

HONOLULU — An estimated 50 doctors, nurses, and social workers are expected to benefit from a presentation led by the top executive at Kids Hurt Too Hawaii and meant to help children with seriously-ill parents.

They walked away from the presentation by Cynthia White, executive director of Kids Hurt Too Hawaii, feeling better equipped to help children when their parents are seriously ill.

White’s hour-long presentation was arranged by the St. Francis Healthcare Systems of Hawaii, which tapped expertise at Kids Hurt Too Hawaii for help with its efforts to better support young children of  patients who are seriously ill or fragile.

“I answered questions and talked for about an hour,” White said. “One  social worker who attended walked me to my car afterward to tell me that she benefited greatly from my presentation.”