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Please help support Arayza Sabay

$8,400 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 146 people in 18 months
Created January 17, 2018
All funds raised from this campaign will go directly to the Sabay family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Arayza and her ohana.

No parent is ever prepared for this.

Arayza Sabay is your typical fun loving pre-teen Kauai girl. She loves hip hop music,going to the mall with friends. Snapchating her latest endeavors and spending time with her family. When she isn't doing those things, she's busy with the youth group at her church and takes piano lessons. Unfortunately her fun-filled life was tragically altered on January 11th. She was struck down by a hit and run driver. She is currently in critical condition due to her severe multiple injuries including head trauma. The long term effect of her injuries are unknown. It is certain that during her recovery her mother, father and younger brother will remain with her to assist with her recovery. The immediate family is with her on the island of Oahu. She was flown there because her traumatic injuries could not be managed on Kauai. This catastrophic event has placed a large financial hardship upon Aryza's family. Any donations would be a blessing for her and her family. We thank you in advance for your prayers and any monetary contribution you can make.

This article is being publised in The Garden Island Local paper:

"Through tears, Raymundo Sabay said it was difficult to look at his daughter as she lay in a hospital bed at Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition Friday.

“The injuries to the head and face are terrible,” Sabay said. “She has fluid on the brain and needs assistance to breathe.” Every morning Sabay said his daughter Arayza would tell him when she was leaving their Hanamaulu home for Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.

Thursday was no different.

“I’m going now dad,” were the last words he heard the 12-year-old say.

A few minutes after leaving home, Arayza was the victim of an alleged hit-and-run accident. At this point, her dad said they’re not sure of the extent of her injuries, but doctors have ordered a CAT scan for further diagnosis.

His daughter is responding when he and her mom, Ma June Sabay, hold her hand, he said, but she cannot talk because of the breathing tubes.

The accident, Sabay said, happened close to their house.

He said there’s a walking path she takes to the bus stop everyday, and he’s not sure how she could have been hit there, but what’s even more disconcerting is the fact that someone just drove away.

“In the first place, I understand this was an accident. I don’t know who the driver was, but I don’t understand why he left her,” Sabay said. “In an accident like this, time is important. He could have called 9-1-1.”

Police were called to Laukona Street just south of the Hoohana Street junction in Hanamaulu, about 7 a.m., after receiving reports of an injured child.

According to a preliminary investigation, police believe the child was walking along Laukona Street when she was hit by a vehicle.

The involved vehicle was not at the scene of the accident when police arrived.

Police are searching for the driver and asking for the public’s help.

His daughter, Sabay said, is a normal 12-year-old. He said she’s a good girl who never talks back to her elders. He and his wife taught her that, he said.

Her favorite subject in school is English, but she doesn’t much like math.

“Whenever she has math homework she asks me to help her with it, because she’s really not good in math,” he said.

“I always tell her to study hard, because it’s tough to be a doctor,” Sabay said.

She takes classes on Monday nights at the Catholic church, has piano lessons on Saturdays, and on Fridays, Sabay said he drops his daughter off at the mall so she can be with friends.

He and his wife are on Oahu by their daughter’s side.

“Every time we hold our daughter’s hands, we feel like crying,” he said.

Sabay said you cannot imagine what it was like to see his daughter when they arrived at the emergency room in Lihue after the accident.

“I love my daughter,” Sabay said."
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At Arayza’s initial hospital admission doctor’s discovered she had a small brain aneurysm & a trauma stroke that caused her left side of her body to be less responsive. After 1 month of speech, occupational & physical therapy, doctor’s will assess her condition to see if further surgery is necessary.

According to Arayza’s doctors, she is a “Miracle Child”.

Raymundo and the Sabay family thanks everyone and shares that all the family is focusing on is Arayza’s condition improving & so is so thankful for the out pour of love an support.
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Arayza's 2 hour jaw surgery went well yesterday.

Last week Thursday, she underwent a head surgery to evaluate the extent of her injury. Doctor's found bubbles in the arteries of her brain, which is called an embolism. She is being treated with antibiotics and that will take weeks to heal/improve. In 3-4 weeks her condition will be assessed to determine if it is safe enough at that time to place a shunt in her head. A shunt is a medical device that relieves pressure on the brain caused by fluid accumulation.

Please continue to pray for Arayza! Her family remains at her bedside providing her with abundant love and support! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Sabay family, whether it was a monetary donation, prayers, or words of encouragement.
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On behalf of the Sabay family, they would like to express their sincere gratitude for all your donations, thoughts & prayers.

UPDATE: Arayza is responding and gaining strength so the doctor approved for her to undergo surgery on her jaw tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. The Sabay family is at her side providing her love and support. Please continue praying for a safe and speedy recovery!
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http://www.thegardenisland.com/2018/01/18/hawaii-news/kpd-says-no-significant-leads-in-hit-and-run/

LIHUE — The father of a 12-year-old girl who was the victim of a hit-and-run Thursday in Hanamaulu said his daughter has a brain injury and a fractured jaw. She’ll need surgery, but is too weak to undergo the procedure and is still in intensive care at Queens Medical Center on Oahu.

“She is talking when the doctor asks her to,” Raymondo Sabay said. “Some words you can understand, others you cannot. Short words I can understand, like papa, OK, yes and no.”

He and his wife aren’t doing so well he said, but they are staying strong for their daughter.

The accident happened early Thursday morning as Arayza Sabay left her home and walked to her bus stop on Laukona Street, just south of the Hoohana Street junction.

According to a preliminary investigation, police say they believe the child was walking along Laukona Street when she was hit by a vehicle. When they arrived, the involved vehicle had left the scene of the accident.

According to Kim Tamaoka, spokesperson for the County of Kauai, police have no significant updates on the investigation into the accident and are continuing to search for the involved vehicle.

Arayza Sabay attends Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.

Raymondo and his wife Ma June Sabay have been by their daughter’s side since the accident last week, first in the emergency room at Wilcox Medical Center and then on Oahu.

“You cannot imagine what it was like to see my daughter when we arrived at the emergency room in Lihue after the accident,” Raymondo Sabay said.

Donations for medical and travel expenses can be made at gofundme.com/2t9ek9o
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