Children’s Miracle Network celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

on "May 12, 2021 10:15 am"

It’s for kids like Haumea that Hawaii credit unions have been fundraising for Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network since 1998. Mahalo to Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids for continuing to fundraise for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. As the nation celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the spotlight shines on precious Haumea.

Haumea Friel is the champion kid at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Hawaii. Haumea was born with a condition that leads to one leg being shorter than the other. Since her birth, a medical team at Kapiolani has been caring for Haumea and what she calls her “super leg.” Last year, Haumea underwent a 16-hour procedure called rotationplasty. This complex surgery rotates the lower leg, enabling the foot to function like a knee that can be fitted for a prosthesis.

Your League encourages our credit unions to continue fundraising for Kapiolani. Upcoming fundraising events include Miracle Jeans Day in September (more information to come). From August through December, your League is promoting a special fundraiser to honor the late Martha Smith, Executive Vice President, Oahu Operations, Chief Executive Officer of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Straub Medical Center & Pali Momi Medical Center. This initiative aims to raise $140,000 to purchase a breast cancer detection machine for Kapiolani to honor Martha, a cancer patient.

If you have questions about Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network fundraising, please contact Laurie Moore at the League.