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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Ikaika Ka‘ahanui, this year’s Kapiolani Medical Center Children’s Miracle Network Champion, received a kiss from his mother, Amanda, after presenting her with a flower last month. Ikaika was born with a congenital defect called tracheoesophageal fistula — a hole between his trachea and esophagus.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM “Kids are resilient and amazing, and he teaches us those lessons every day.”Amanda Ka‘ahanui pictured here with her son Ikaika and husband Solomon