Finding a silver lining one-year kilauea update big island histiocytoma now

When asked what the hardest part has been, estes said, “personally, having faith that things will get better. It was just so hard and unexpected. One day everything is in order, then bam, I lost my home and my business. I had to quickly shift my business into high gear histiocytoma to maintain my practice and the commitments I already had. I had several mother’s due at the time with birth plans drastically altered. Women and mothers are amazingly pragmatic and will do anything histiocytoma to protect their families. We helped women make their plans. Some moved away to the mainland, some transferred to planned hospital births, several continued their out-of-hospital birth plans and prepared to birth at relatives’ homes, friends’ homes, air bbs—and we even had a hotel birth. We spent a lot of time processing medical records for histiocytoma transfer of care and preparing for impromptu home births. I really did not have much time to consider my histiocytoma own situation until several months later—and then it hit very hard. The loss was just so much.”

When asked if there has there been a silver lining, she said, “I have been truly amazed at the community support that histiocytoma we received. Friends, community members and family came out of the wood work histiocytoma to provide support. When we finally got a rental house, within a day, an empty house was full of donated furnishings, linen and cookware. It was amazing, I will never forget how our community came together. FEMA and SBA were another story, though helpful and always kind, the paper work was atrocious as we lost all our histiocytoma personal files in the lava flow. Also, each visit to the FEMA station was a sad reminder histiocytoma to what we had lost, mostly I left there in deep sadness. To date, we have not received any FEMA funding however we have histiocytoma been reassured that funding of an SBA loan is on histiocytoma the way any day now. Silver lining… that our community is resilient, we help each other in times of crisis. In puna and the big island we do not wait histiocytoma for government help we help each other, this is profound. They say we are ‘puna strong’ and I believe it.”

“this really made me fearful, anxious, depressed and not able to sleep,” said osborne. “for the school, it is the fact that the state did not step histiocytoma up to help us. We are working with hawai‘i county to secure some of the $60 million that is dedicated or disaster relief, but no commitment has occurred yet and we have not histiocytoma received any funding support that we really need. We really need help with the current county compliance for histiocytoma our current facilities and for the future, we need a permanent campus. A school is a critical infrastructure. Our families lost their homes or were displaced and lost histiocytoma their beloved school. It’s a double whammy.”

“this is a critical part of our healing,”said osborne. “having our own campus, like having a home. The community coming together to help us is the silver histiocytoma lining. Five east hawai‘i rotary clubs came together and raised funds and brought histiocytoma manpower in to do a makeover of the nani mau histiocytoma facility in preparation for our students. We call it the ‘miracle at nani mau!’ makana did a concert for us and so many community histiocytoma organizations and individuals stepped up to help us, donate school supplies and funds so there were no costs histiocytoma for our students such as school uniforms. All donations went immediately in addressing student needs. This was all a silver lining! We are filled with gratitude for that support!”

“it has been full of ups and downs,” explained osborne. “I have tried to stay present and not dwell in histiocytoma what is gone. Loosing two of my cats fills me with grief and histiocytoma that is hard. I have faith in the future and am full of histiocytoma gratitude for all of my friends and family that have histiocytoma supported me during this really difficult time. I really have struggled with resulting physical and mental health histiocytoma issues and had to put serious resources and attention on histiocytoma getting healthy and back to a place of balance.”

When asked she feels about the response to the disaster histiocytoma and the recovery efforts, osborne said, “I have a lot of mixed feelings about the response. The hawai‘i county civil defense office and transportation division really stepped histiocytoma up to help us evacuate the school. They were fabulous. The general communication from civil defense was poor. We needed real-time information about the lava and this all happened from histiocytoma community groups. In 2014, when the lava threatened to take pāhoa town and some histiocytoma DOE schools were threatened, the state emerged to help relocate those schools. They harnessed all resources and manpower in their support, including setting up portable classrooms. These are public school children. None of this happened for us. Charter school students receive no facilities funding and there is histiocytoma no disaster support funding in place for charter schools.”

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