Commemorating the 70th anniversary this year, Easter Seals Hawaii marks this special anniversary with a one hour prime time television special airing June 24 at 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm on KFVE. This very special documentary film directed by award-winning filmmaker, Edgy Lee, highlights the diversity of families and the vast array of needs served by Easter Seals Hawaii over the past 70 years. Historical highlights and personal reflections span decades. They include stories from community supporters like Don Robbs, Danny Kaleikini, Ed Sultan and others.
Grandpa was pals with Ingram Stainback, who was the governor at the time during World War II. They would have a cup of coffee every now and then and Governor Stainback would lament that public schools couldn’t handle crippled children, and the crippled children would end up staying in homes and families would take care of them and they never really learned how to interact in the community.
My grandfather would go home later that day and share this with his wife, my grandmother, and they came up with an idea of a school that teaches these children how to interact in society, how to stand up and walk, get them equipment that they might need and they would find braces or crutches for them and other resources. The idea was that when you graduate from this school, you will be able to go into mainstream public school. My grandmother became passionate about this and put together a group of people who had a lot of of energy and desire to help the community. Through their caring and visionary efforts, The Sultan School for Early Intervention which later became Easter Seals Hawaii, was founded. Ed Sultan III, President and Ceo, Na Hoku, Inc.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS and TUNE IN!
WHEN: Friday, June 24, 2016; 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Aired on KFVE