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Bringing Boogie Home

It is with deep gratitude that we send this huge mahalo nui to Mokulele Air for going out of their way to help the patients in Kalaupapa. They have made special trips to deliver food, supplies and patients. Boogie was able to return to his home in Kalaupapa last week. Even in his weakened physical state, it was obvious that his spirits were high. Words cannot express the deep joy and fondness that filled us as his flight landed and he emerged. Boogie “rode around” in his wheelchair to familiar places in the settlement, enjoying the crashing of the ocean, the beauties of the aina and meeting of friends along the way. Tuesday morning, words of love, remembering, blessing and prayer were shared as we said our final goodbyes. We will be always grateful to Richard Schuman and Mokulele Air for this precious moment in time which allowed us to be with our much beloved Boogie.

Sisters Alicia Damien Lau and Barbara Jean Wajda

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