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Helping Molokai, Lanai is the right thing to do

By Dave Reardon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 29, 2014

~~<p>In Hawaii we learn self-sufficiency but also to help one another. We make do with less, but know innately about strength in numbers and the concept of &ldquo;lokahi,&rdquo; which loosely translates to things are better for all when everyone does their part, the aloha spirit version of synergy.</p>
<p>Kimberly Mikami Setvin speaks of &ldquo;being blessed&rdquo; despite challenges her son, Erik, and the other student-athletes at Molokai and Lanai high schools face. They&rsquo;re much the same that she dealt with herself while representing the Friendly Isle in a faded Farmers uniform a generation ago.</p>
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In Hawaii we learn self-sufficiency but also to help one another. We make do with less, but know innately about strength in numbers and the concept of “lokahi,” which loosely translates to things are better for all when everyone does their part, the aloha spirit version of synergy.

Kimberly Mikami Setvin speaks of “being blessed” despite challenges her son, Erik, and the other student-athletes at Molokai and Lanai high schools face. They’re much the same that she dealt with herself while representing the Friendly Isle in a faded Farmers uniform a generation ago. Login for more...



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