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Faces of autism include those who fight the battle every day

By Annie Kalama

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 09, 2013

~~<p>In a few weeks, Pope Elementary School will feature its first May Day King with autism: a 12-year-old boy whose parents decided to keep him with teacher Cindy Razga and her team at Pope in Waimanalo, even when his mom moved to Pearl City for her husband's job.</p>
<p>Pua Kamahoahoa made arrangements for her son, Chanz Palau, to live with family members in Waimanalo, yet makes the 44-mile roundtrip drive daily to spend time with her son. Why? Because in Pua's words, Razga and the Pope team have helped her family &quot;stay persistent &hellip; stay hopeful, stay patient.&quot;</p>
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In a few weeks, Pope Elementary School will feature its first May Day King with autism: a 12-year-old boy whose parents decided to keep him with teacher Cindy Razga and her team at Pope in Waimanalo, even when his mom moved to Pearl City for her husband's job.

Pua Kamahoahoa made arrangements for her son, Chanz Palau, to live with family members in Waimanalo, yet makes the 44-mile roundtrip drive daily to spend time with her son. Why? Because in Pua's words, Razga and the Pope team have helped her family "stay persistent … stay hopeful, stay patient." Login for more...



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