Father of AHHHS – All Lives Matter (Part One)

As long as I can remember the subject of race has been a hot button topic of discussion. My first influence on the subject of race was when I watched the TV Mini Series Roots.  We did not have a TV in our home growing up, so I remember I went to watch this anticipated series at a friend’s house. From the first episode I was mortified yet hypnotically transfixed on the program. I remember sobbing convulsively as I watched the depiction of some of the worst acts of violence I had ever seen. My love, compassion and humanity were…

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Father of AHHHS – Doctor, Lawyer, Commander in Chief

My delightful soon to be 5-year-old son is at that magical age where the answer to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” changes almost daily.  It is very entertaining to hear his many responses and rationales. We are past the phase of standard responses such as “a fireman, garbage truck driver and astronaut.” We have moved on to more serious contemplation, this summer it was all about being a Paleontologist.  Then, a Paleontologist on another planet – one of my personal favorites. However for two years he has consistently had the desire to begin…

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Father of AHHHS – Mac & Cheese – Please!

When I was a kid I can remember other children raving about this thing called Macaroni and Cheese, specifically Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Some kids said they ate it all the time, my friends talked about it like it was pure magic and that they could eat it every day. I recall seeing it on a TV commercial when visiting a friend’s home. You see, I grew up without TV in our home. In fact pretty much everything about my childhood home was “different.”  Our home was full of fixtures and ornamental statues from China, hand carved Chinese chests and furniture, tall…

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40 Years, 100s of Campers and Countless Memories

June 9, 2016 Media Contact: Jim Therrian jtherrian@imuafamilyservices.org 808-244-7467 Imua Family Services began in 1947 providing services out of a cottage behind the old Kaunoa School in Spreckelsville as the Maui Branch of the Hawaii Chapter of the National Society of Crippled Children and Adults. Services included physical therapy to children and adults with Polio. In 1973, the agency moved to the J. Walter Cameron Center and began providing comprehensive infant development services. In 1976, volunteers led by Penny Elkins organized Camp Imua – a week-long overnight recreational camp for children with disabilities and special needs. Every year in June, children…

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