Sharing Some Good News

January 27th, 2012
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Just wanted to share a couple of things on this Feel Good Friday...........

We just got word that after a fifth surgery in four months, Drew Iida is on his tough road to recovery. Unfortunately because there aren't any neuro rehabilitation centers for children here in Hawaii, they're at the Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona. It even caught the attention of a NFL superstar - who happens to be here for the Pro Bowl - Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals. He is a top class act on the field and the Iida's are grateful that he's one off the field as well as he's offered to help in various ways and even visited them a few times in Arizona.

Drew is able to move a bit and breathe on his own which are promising signs of a successful recovery.

A hugemongeous shout out does go out to Bryant Moniz for getting the national publicity out even during the turbulent Warrior Football season.

There was a segment on Hawaii News Now and an article in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Donations are still being accepted at American Savings Bank under the "Pray For Drew" account as costs for his medical care escalates. The same offer goes as the first time, get a custom t-shirt designed by me just by mentioning that you donated. No proof necessary, it's an honor system thing.

I didn't forget the two people I owe t-shirts to as I've been a bit tied up but will get them out real soon.




On another cheerful note, please help me congratulate the engagement of one of my closest friends, Alan, to his long time girlfriend Keri Ann. He finally popped the question and she reluctantly accepted.

Jus' joke. She was estactic.

They make a fine couple and complement each other perfectly. Trust me Alan, we all knew she was "da one" before you did.







Anybody else got any FGF news to share? Well, go on 'den! :grin:








13 Responses to “Sharing Some Good News”

  1. GA Bows:

    Morning and Happy FGF!

    That's good to hear about Drew, there is light at the end of the tunnel for him and his ohana.

    Also congrats to your friend on his engagement, life will never be the same once you say those 2 words... "I do" lol

    Have a good weekend everyone!


  2. wafan:

    'Atta-way, Drew!!!


  3. M:

    Guud Morning BL!

    Now dat is really guud news!

    Congrats to Alan and Keri Ann!

    Happy FGF!


  4. B:

    Go Drew!

    have a nice fgf everybodies!


  5. zzzzzz:

    One of the few cases in which the common confusion between "complement" and "compliment" would still make sense.


  6. snow:

    that's great news about drew! prayers for his full recovery!! i saw a segment on the news about larry fitzgerald - so awesome that he's reached out to the family!

    congrats to your friends alan and keri ann! it's time to plan a wedding! :)


  7. carokun:

    Always nice to hear good news :)


  8. NKHEA:

    Howzit everybody :)

    I could tell waz goin be one good Friday......had surf dis mornin :P

    take care everybody ;)


  9. Toekinam:

    Awesome news for Drew and Alan and soon to be wife on Feel Guud Friday!

    Happy Aloha Friday World =)


  10. Seawalker:

    Awesome-ish!

    Now only if the Niners were in the Supah Bowl... kidding BL!

    GA Bows is right. After the 2 words, "I do", your vocabulary grows 2 more words, "Yes, dear". LOL


  11. dihudfan:

    good going Drew!!! get better soon!!!


  12. Krissttina Isobe:

    Hi:
    could Shriners Hosp. for children help the family?http://www.shrinershq.org/ or St. Jude hosp: stjude.org? Hope this helps.
    God help and Holy Christ heal little Drew Iida,
    Krissttina Isobe


  13. Braddah Lance:

    GA Bows:
    ...life will never be the same once you say those 2 words... "I do" lol

    :grin: Rogah dat!
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    zzzzzz:
    One of the few cases in which the common confusion between "complement" and "compliment" would still make sense.

    So I guessed right! :grin:
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    NKHEA:
    <emI could tell waz goin be one good Friday......had surf dis mornin

    I haven't seen surf in a year and half......... :cry:
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    Seawalker:
    Now only if the Niners were in the Supah Bowl... kidding BL!

    Oooooh... Hawaiian salt on da wound.....

    GA Bows is right. After the 2 words, "I do", your vocabulary grows 2 more words, "Yes, dear". LOL

    Das a big time Rogah Dat!
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    Krissttina Isobe:
    Hi:
    could Shriners Hosp. for children help the family?http://www.shrinershq.org/ or St. Jude hosp: stjude.org? Hope this helps.
    God help and Holy Christ heal little Drew Iida,
    Krissttina Isobe

    Das terrific suggestions but I believe they have "requirements" for aid which I tink they might not qualify.

    btw, E Komo Mai to WWD! Krissttina Isobe!