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Makana Found His Resilience

For Makana, growing up was a challenge after experiencing the sudden death of his beloved Father, Mike, when he was 11 years old. He took on a new pressure to be...
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Drawing Strength from Peers

HONOLULU — For a glimpse of the effect of Kids Hurt Too Hawaii on grief-stricken children, look no further than a peer-support group that meets monthly at the Kukui Center...
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Healing from Domestic Violence

Learning to Care for Others Kanani, 8, a victim of domestic violence, learns to care for others while a mentor guides her in making poi at the Kanewai Lo’i during...
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Removing the Stigma of Loss

HONOLULU — For Nikki Gregory, the hard truth was that staying with the father of her three daughters was not going to make their relationship any better. The 34-year-old single mother...
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Seeing Her Children Smile Again!

HONOLULU – Nicole Puente is the first to admit that her divorce six years ago from her children’s father wasn’t easy on them. But the 35-year-old patient-care representative for a...
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A Success Story

It is a privilege to watch as the children grow and heal. Pictured here are Jamie and Malina. Jamie started at age 9. She is 15 now, experiencing success in...
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