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I’m so proud of my younger sister Mia who is an ER doctor during this pandemic with the Coronavirus.
I’m so proud of my younger sister Mia who is an emergency room doctor specializing in emergency healthcare for children in San Francisco, California. Mia is the middle child in my family, with me as the oldest and my sister Lara, a civil engineer in Honolulu, Hawaii, as the youngest. Since Mia was in elementary school, she said she was going to grow up to be a doctor. From back then, I had a strong feeling she was going to achieve her dream. My sister is also an amazing mother of three little girls, a great soccer player who played college ball at Loyola Marymount University, and a fantastic example of determination as shown by her ability to undergo so many years of learning that includes years of specialty training beyond her medical doctorate degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In this recent picture, Mia is wearing light blue scrubs, fourth from the right with some of her colleagues, all of whom I’m proud of as well.
Every time I watch the news on television and see the healthcare workers helping patients, I get emotional. I start to cry when I see patients and healthcare workers die from the Coronavirus. Despite the danger, doctors, nurses, and other medical workers volunteer to go to the Cornavirus hot spots, and a number of them have come out of retirement to help where they’re needed or at their local medical centers. Like the world has been saying day in and day out, our healthcare workers are truly our heroes. We entered this world with these heroes by our side, and we’ll leave this world with them by our side. To all of you serving in the healthcare sector, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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This morning of Sunday July 1, 2018 we put up the Otoba for obon services for Jodo Mission of Hawaii, which are wooden boards with names of all the former members and their families who passed away. I’ve been serving on the board of directors since 2006, and as president since 2011.
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I spoke and read Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s commemoration and well wishes at Wakaba Network’s 5th Annual Installation and Membership Meeting on Saturday June 16, 2018 at Park Lane Ala Moana in Honolulu, Hawaii. The organization supports Japanese speaking people in Hawaii who are victims of crime. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard made a nice speech on how she rose in the ranks as a woman and the plans she has for our community. There were also enjoyable entertainment, food, prizes, and goodie bags. Here, I’m with my friend Itoko Uchikura.
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