I am setting up a Go Fund Me account for my aunt and uncle, Tribby and Peter Leveque, who have recently moved to Hawaii. Life long natives of Sonoma County, California Peter and Tribby struggled with their decision to take the job that Peter was offered in Hawaii. Moving meant leaving behind their two adult sons and extended family, and they deliberated back and forth for over a year until they finally made their decision to move. Their choice was made even more difficult because it meant uprooting their 13 year old daughter, Cadence, from her school and friends and moving her across the Pacific to a new neighborhood, new school, and a new group of friends. Their choice was a difficult one, but they left California in June feeling happy and excited about this new chapter of their lives. They began to settle into their new lives on Kona: Tribby found a job working in a medical clinic and Peter began to adjust to his new role at his work. Just as their dream was becoming a reality it morphed into a nightmare. My aunt began to have problems with her vision and as the symptoms progressed her health became more and more unstable. Her symptoms got progressively worse: spreading from double vision, to partial and then complete blindness, to slurred speech and than Tribby became incapable of speaking a sentence. After several trips to her doctors office and the emergency room the doctors were still puzzled about what the problem was. They airlifted her from Kona to a hospital in Oahu where they began to run tests and attempt to reach a diagnosis. Currently they are looking at a diagnosis of neuromylitis optica- a rare neurological disease that occurs in only .5 per 100,000 people. Though this diagnosis is not definitive, her doctors have concluded that her recovery process will be a lengthy one. Months of rehab and intensive medical care are in Tribby’s future. Their move to Hawaii means that they have been separated from their support system of family and friends and because they have only been living in Hawaii for a few short months they do not have a community there that they can lean on during this difficult time.Tribby is now in a hospital on Oahu, locked in a body that barely moves, and my uncle is living on Kona with their daughter. This is an emotionally devastating experience for this family but it has also become a financial nightmare as they navigate the elevated expense of living in Hawaii, now on just one income, and have been burdened with unexpected medical and travel bills. Any donations to support this unforeseen circumstance would be greatly appreciated.