Kiola's Recovery Fund

On behalf of Kiola and his family, we are humbly requesting any donations you can make. Kiola suffered cardiac arrest at the age of 31, instantly losing his pulse for 15 minutes, while his wife Lena Puu Boogey Peleke performed CPR. Between Lahaina and Wailuku, Kiola didn't have much oxygen, which the doctors determined by tests that he had permanent brain damage, and would not recover. This was so sudden and shocking, but no one lost hope. He's still in ICU and is fighting like a champ, doctors could not believe that he ended up responding, and is now on his way to recovery. The doctors said they have never seen this in all the years of their work. He's continuing to make progress but we have no idea where this will go. Anyone that knew him would know he's Mr. Aloha, and would go out of his way to help anyone in need, not just during the holidays, but always. Words can't come close to describing who Kiola is. None the less, I'm humbly asking for donations for his 3 children, (13 year old girl, almost 2 year old boy, and 8 month old boy) Anything will be appreciated to help them out during this Holiday season, even prayers will be amazing.
  • quan van 
    • $1,000 
    • 40 mos
  • Gina Gg Iacono 
    • $60 
    • 44 mos
  • Lahaina sports bar 
    • $700 
    • 44 mos
  • Cody Gaylor 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Merial Jenkins 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Michael Cicchino 
Lahaina, HI
Helena Melekiola 
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