Miracles happen at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

on "April 13, 2021 11:02 am"

Xander Cabales was an active and energetic child. But when he was 7 years old, he got very sick.

Specialists at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children diagnosed his condition as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a very rare skin disorder that can be fatal.

The illness affected Xander’s eyesight and mucous membranes. The disorder burned 60% of his body from the inside out.

Kapiolani physicians placed Xander in a medically-induced coma and he was on life support for four weeks. Healing came slowly and steadily. Although the illness damaged his vision and affects his breathing, he has made a remarkable recovery.

Xander is now 14, a freshman at Campbell High School, and a jiu-jitsu athlete. He wants to someday work in the health field, partially because of what he endured.

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It is for kids like Xander that Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids has raised over $1.3 million since 1998 for Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. Your League is truly grateful for the tremendous fundraising efforts over the years and ask for continued support.

If you haven’t already, please sign up to join Kapiolani Medical Center’s 2nd Annual Partner Celebration on Thursday, April 22nd during the 2021 Children’s Hospitals Week.

We hope you can join us in celebrating the success of 2020. We are also excited to look forward as we celebrate Kapiolani’s care of keiki!