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Help Relocate Aina from Big Island!

$4,300 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 6 months
Aloha!
My name is Maia Nagahisa. This is a fundraiser for my mother.
My mother is on the Big Island right outside the evacuation zone. Since the beginning of May, the Big Island of Hawaii has been under an emergency evacuation alert for certain areas in the Puna district. My mother lives in Puna. Although her area is not in the immediate evacuation zone at this time, she is close. The volcano is unpredictable and the air quality hazardous.
  For those of you that know us, my mother has been working very hard to maintain her health and well being to the best of her ability. She is  now and has been for the past year completely bed-ridden. She has been living quietly in her home with a caregiving service, family and friends tending to her needs.  My mother was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma 7 years ago and has been battling this disease with strength and dignity.
I am planning to relocate my mother to the island of Oahu to live with my family and I. The move is challenging and the process complicated.
The state of Hawaii does not have a proper service to help with this kind of situation. Due to the fact that my mothers body is fragile and unable to sit up, the relocation process is all the more expensive and complicated.
They do not deem her situation an emergency, so to medevac her to Oahu would cost $10,000. We have decided to try and tape her torso and medicate her in order to get her here. However, she would be forced to sit up. Takeoff and landing could cause tremendous pain and possible injury. But this is the chance we have to take.
I'm in need of financial help to get her here.
The barge will cost $300 ( Hospital bed)
Uhaul $80
Airline tickets ( including escort) $500
Construction on my laundry room to make it appropriate for her to live in $3000 (*Necessary, my home is small and cannot accommodate my mother without the small renovation).
Construction is due to begin on Wed. and I need to move my mother ASAP. I thought I had financial backing for this process but it fell through. That is why my fundraiser deadline is so immediate.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
We appreciate your willingness to help!

With Peace and Aloha!
Maia
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Aloha!
My mother Aina has left her body. Her last days were spent in a peaceful, quiet environment surrounded by her family. She felt deep gratitude and appreciation. Within her physical suffering due to her illness, she still managed to stay present and support her loved ones until her last breath. She was such a powerful force. She was a pioneer, created her own path and danced to the rhythm of her own drum!
With Peace & Aloha

Aina
October 12,2018
13:50 HST (Hawaii standard time)
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Mahalo!!!!!
Thank you to everyone for your love and support. My apologies for taking so long to update. The transition took a minute to settle down. The flight was smooth. My mother was accompanied by my brother, Kahlil. He was awesome!!! She is now comfortable in her new home. Heartfelt thank you to everyone that contributed their time and energy in helping us achieve the seemingly impossible. If anyone would like to contact me to find out how my mother is doing, feel free maia4peace @gmail.com
This concludes our fundraiser. Thank you everyone for helping to make this a success!!!
With Peace & Aloha,
Aina, Maia, Kahlil, and Tracy
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We have reached our goal!!!! Thank you to everyone for your support. My mother will arrive on Friday. She is in good spirits and mustering up the energy and courage for the flight. I will post an update once she arrives. We will keep the fundraiser active until then. For those of you that would still like to donate, it would be helpful and much appreciated.
With Peace & Aloha,
Maia Nagahisa
* Photo of my mother, two of her children, and grandchildren at MacKenzie state park in Opihikao on the Big island in 2015. This park is inaccessible and unsafe due to the eruption from Kilauea volcano as of May 2018 flow
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Aloha!
We have reached $3000! I'm so surprised at the support we have received. I feel like this entire process has taken on a life of its own. The positive outpour has been encouraging. At the start of this process I wasn't sure how I would be able to manifest the seemingly impossible. But, here we are, pushing forward, step by step. I'm truly appreciative of everyone's support.
Words cannot express my gratitude!
With Peace & Aloha,
Maia Nagahisa
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