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OHA's Machado expected to make full recovery

She could be released from Queen's as early as Tuesday

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:20 a.m. HST, Nov 04, 2013

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chairwoman Colette Machado is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a stroke Friday night.

"Mahalo to everyone for their thoughts and prayers," Machado said in an OHA news release this evening, adding, "I feel great."

Machado expressed gratitude to her family and friends, who helped her and called 911 immediately, and for the prayers from her church family.

"It is crucial for a people having a stroke to get to the hospital immediately so they can get the right medication," she said. "If you think a member of your ohana is suffering from a stroke, call 911 right away."

Dr. Cherylee Chang, director of the Stroke Center and Neuroscience Institute at the Queen's Medical Center, said Machado could be released from the hospital as early as Tuesday. Chang said immediate treatment can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke.

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kiragirl wrote:
Great news!
on November 3,2013 | 07:38PM
Nala007 wrote:
Has it ever dawned on you that god struck her down for her behavior? She collapsed and had a stroke at the Capitol after she testified against marriage equality. I only say this because plenty of anti-gay testifiers were claiming that god would punish hawaii for passing SB1. Well, looks like he took our side.
on November 4,2013 | 03:07AM
8082062424 wrote:
well only some one like you would say that. prove you a special kind of a ugly person. . seem to me god more then took care of her and she getting out of the hospital.. after all if he was punishing here she still be on her back in a hospital . lost and ugly sad
on November 4,2013 | 04:24AM
8082062424 wrote:
and if you silly enough to believe that then it also must be true That AIDS was indeed good punishment on the gay community. which is not true. what god said is unclean habits will lead to punishment. and be it gay or straight if you sleep with everyone you will catch something
on November 4,2013 | 04:50AM
Nala007 wrote:
I don't believe any of the nonsense I wrote above. I am just parroting the BS I heard all week from you Christians. Blaming hurricane Katrina on gays. Claiming god will punish Hawaii if the legislature passes SB1. I don't even believe in god. But since you do, I say they God struck her down. And the only reason she survived is so she can learn and repent. I love how you Christians can't take your own medicine. This is the ugliness you dump on us. Now you know now if feels. God bless.
on November 4,2013 | 05:27AM
Nala007 wrote:
And Godspeed
on November 4,2013 | 05:31AM
8082062424 wrote:
Then i could easily say God gave all those gay men AIDS to clean up the city. see how silly that sounds. Let use some logic here talk to a cardiologist and they will tell you we all walking time bombs. Being native Hawaiian put her in a high risk group her age adds to that. and the major factor stress. she could very well have high blood [pressure.Any one who talk ill about some one that sick or got hurt is the lowest form of a human being there is. and that not a gay flaw that is a character flaw. your just the bottom of the barrel.. She a great women who believe in fighting for what s he believes in same as you. just because she does not agree with you you stoop to the level you did. this accept us or else attitude is turning off many to your cause keep doing it.
on November 4,2013 | 05:56AM
Nala007 wrote:
Then you accept the ridiculousness of Christians claiming that God opposes marriage equality and will punish those who do. I think I made my point.
on November 4,2013 | 06:04AM
8082062424 wrote:
do no twist my words if your a believer in the bible and god. he does not support SSm. and if your not fine believe what you want.. will god destroy those who do not keep his ways. he does not have to we all will destroy our selves at our own hands. god just has to sit back and watch. God is about giving us free will. the great thing of it all is we have till our last breath to repent if we choose to.. since you do not believe in him maybe you should not use him to make a point since the bible is clear
on November 4,2013 | 07:43AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Pretty sick comment. The take away from this is that people need to educate themselves on the signs of a stroke, then seek medical attention as soon as possible. That being said I hope Ms. Machado takes some time off to rest and fully recover before she resumes what is undoubtable a very busy life. Aloha.
on November 4,2013 | 06:23AM
Nala007 wrote:
Yes it was a sick comment and a deliberate one. This is exactly the type of sick comments that Ms. Machado and her team have been throwing at us all week during the special session. Funny how you folks can't take it when the tables are turned. I hope you now understand what it is like to walk in our shoes and be exposed to such venom.
on November 4,2013 | 07:01AM
8082062424 wrote:
Here the thing Christians have many views on this issue. So how is it you judge us as a whole. should we judge that all gays are like you with no respect for other or them selves. of course not i have many gay friends and some are people of faith and not one of them are like you. most gay would never do what you did. i may be wrong but i do not recall her testimony being on hell and brimstone it was on the Hawaiian kingdom Constitution of 1839 which was god based.. the bottom line only the lowest of humans will attack some one when there down or ill . it has nothing to do with gay or straight it about self respect and respect for them selves. people who do this are the lowest form of human there are
on November 4,2013 | 07:29AM
Nala007 wrote:
Thanks again. You made my point. I am just giving back exactly what we received all week from people claiming to be Christians. Glad you are "getting" it.
on November 4,2013 | 08:11AM
8082062424 wrote:
well doctors can heal what wrong with her. there no cure for what wrong with you. sad human being. you can twist it all you want but at the end she d her self did nothing to you personally abut you on the other end you attacked her personally. . so thank for showing the rest watching what you all about. folks like you are turning off others to this cause because of actions like yours. Here a lil 411 for you teachers have started printing out comments on this issues for there classes. just think how comments like your are taken by the younger generation . and god will not attack and destroy you that will happen at your own hands
on November 4,2013 | 08:23AM
Nala007 wrote:
Marriage is very personal 8082062424. Attacking my marriage is something I don't take lightly. Advocating that I should have equal rights under the law is pure bigotry. it is Colette that is the sad human being.
on November 4,2013 | 08:28AM
8082062424 wrote:
just as marriage is personal and important to her. there are gay and straights on this issue . And both side of it has a another group of sub humans and that the group you belong to. it is not even a gay or straight issues it a human issue . any one who attacks some one when they down or ill is nothing more then the lowest form of humans they are. so why not wear your sub human banner proud it is what you are no matter how you twist words or make excuses
on November 4,2013 | 08:59AM
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