Condition: Brain Tumors (Teratoma)
City, State: OR
Club: Aloha High School Sparrow Club Service Hours: 768
Date Adopted: 3/25/2009

Nakuana's Story:
(3.30.09) Nakuana is a 16 year old freshman at Aloha High School. Last year before Christmas doctors found some teratoma, tumors, in his brain. Since then, everything has been different for him and his family. He immediately started chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Since then, he has also bravely endured three separate surgeries to remove the tumors. Nakuana now suffers from serious short term memory loss. He has to be reminded each morning that he goes to school and regularly forgets things the rest of us take for granted. Thankfully, he is part of a loving family and supportive community to help him each and everyday. Even with all these challenges, Nakuana is a fun loving boy, full of joy and well mannered. He is originally from Hawaii and has four siblings. His parents, Pat and Heather, will use Sparrow Cash to help cover medical bills, and medical equipment to help Nakuana with daily living.


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