Laulima: Severely diabetic man stuck at home without ability to walk, see

It’s not just families who could use a little holiday cheer. Some adults will spend the season alone.

For one man, his physical limitations isolate him even more.

Alexander is 51 years old and severely diabetic. Both his legs were amputated about two years ago and, about a year ago, he lost his sight.

Soon after, Alexander moved into a foster care home in Waianae, and the distance to relatives means it’s difficult for them to visit.

Alexander tries to attend church in Kapolei, but it’s a struggle for him to leave his home, so he is mostly at home, listening to the television or radio.

Alexander doesn’t ask for much this holiday season. Clothes, toiletries, and Braille education materials and a voice recorder would be appreciated.

Also, if you have a way to solve his transportation dilemma, that would be a big help to get him out of the house, and especially to church.

His caseworker asks if you have any other means to help him find something productive to do, it would be a big boost to his self-worth.

In the spirit of Laulima, our many hands working together, we can make a difference in Alexander’s life, letting him know that people do care and he is not alone.

To help Alexander, click here and use the ohana code LS-154.

If you need assistance this holiday season, or want more information on the Laulima Giving Program, please call 808-393-4981 or email

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