Two members of the five in this Laulima family are going through major health problems, and yet they’re staying positive.
Mom is a single mother of four daughters and is on disability because of a heart condition. She’s had many surgeries and doctors say she needs a pacemaker.
Her 16- and 17-year-old daughters are working to help provide for the family. Her 15-year-old daughter helps maintain the home. and her oldest 21-year-old daughter just had surgery to remove tumors in her chest.
While the family is pulling together and working hard, there are still needs — for instance, they don’t have furniture in their living room, so used furniture would be greatly appreciated.
Here’s how we can also help get them through this difficult time: They could still use basics like shampoo and laundry detergent, also towels and bedding (for 1 twin and 2 queens).
Clothing and footwear would also be appreciated: Mom is a size medium and 8.5 or 9 shoe size, and her daughters are sizes medium and large, pant sizes 9, 11 and 13; and shoe sizes 7, 8 and 11.
To help, click here and use the ohana code LS-277.
And you can also help Wednesday during our annual Laulima telethon. Volunteers will be manning the lines from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. during our morning and evening newscasts. Last year, we raised over $35,000.
If you need assistance this holiday season, or want more information on the Laulima Giving Program, please call 808-393-4981 or email email@example.com.