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Kekoa Alama Coffee Shop Kid

Organized by: Shy Melis

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Finishing what we started
September 07, 2016

Aloha all supporters of the Maui Coffee Shop Kid! While Kekoa walks a free man today, we are in need of help accomplishing step number two. Kekoas See More

THE STORY:

Aloha, this campaign is to help support a young 27 year old local maui artist with an opportunity of a lifetime. Life for him has been a struggle due to wanting a musical positive path yet led down a path his father paved witch wasn't all rainbow and butterflies.  Meaning he knew right from wrong but was never taught by example to do so. Although his upbringing wasn't picture perfect he remained humbol. Leaving to live on his own at a young age on the beach by himself to just be at peace in his mind. He always held his ukulele close to his heart. One day playing ukulele and singing in a coffee shop in Paia maui just for some change to eat a meal god sent him a gift. A very well know (famous) musical artist Matisyahu (and band) happened to stop in that very coffee shop to get a cup of coffee, upon matisyahu entering the coffee shop Kekoa was playing Matisyahus song at that very moment!  Matisyahu sang (duet) along with Kekoa while Stu Brooks (matisyahus bass player) videotaped the beautiful moment (can send link upon request to see video). Kekoa not awear that the man singing with him was Matisyahu until the end of the song when Matisyahu told him. Not only did Matisyahu give him a backstage pass to his show that night but also offered to fly him to Hollywood to proform at the Pallidium to sing his song One Day on stage (click link to watch) https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157494941035725&id=737340724   not to mention the Hollywood Pallidium had been sold out!! Kekoa now has an opportunity to further his musical  journey to hopefully land a record deal in Hollywood.With help from you positive believers out there who have faith in second chances this is very possible!  Due to an encounter in 2013 kekoa was arrested for assult (got in minor fight between friends; cops not called happen to be driving by; kekoa only gave one punch to one person standing up for himself, person did not even press charges) then released (1 week after incounter 2013) on a 5 year probation to witch he was doing well until he pist dirty for Maruijana this year (2016). He couldn't bare the thought of living behind bars because of a god grown plant. While on the run he had his Matisyahu incounter people are calling the "Maui Coffee Shop Kid". In order to go to Hollywood to proform he turned himself in, upon him turning himself in Stu Brooks (Matisyahus bass player) called public defender and judge. Stu was able to get Kekoa released for the proformance. After performance on August 12 2016 kekoa cought a flight back to Maui the next morning and returned to prison.  I Shy Melis (mother of his children) made a campaign to raise money to bail him out. This was successful due to alot of supporting fans and a certain maui angle who was willing to pay for the money I hadn't raised through campaign. He has been free since Monday August 29th.  I am keeping the campaign going to help raise kekoas court fees witch are a total of only $610. Any extra money raised will go toward getting him to Hollywood once again to record and land a record deal. Through gods timing this is truly amazing.  If you find it worthy of your money and time to donate we thankyou and may God bless you as he has blessed Kekoa. "Let kekoas voice be heard, he has a very positive message to spread to the world. I promise it will help our youth grow in love faith and peace." 

$375

 

24% Raised of $1,555 Goal

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  • Paz Manuel

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • @IslandSoulHI Carole Butler

    $25

  • Barb

    $25

  • Maria palacios

     

  • Carole Butler

    $25

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Shy Melis

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Donor Comments

Carole Butler

Carole Butler

DONATION: $25

Be good and design your future! Aloha! 2 years ago

Maria palacios

Maria palacios

Peace and happiness 2 years ago

Barb

Barb

DONATION: $25

you make me smile!! 2 years ago

@IslandSoulHI   Carole Butler

@IslandSoulHI Carole Butler

DONATION: $25

Kill it out there and stay outta trouble, make us proudð 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

God Bless 2 years ago

Paz Manuel

Paz Manuel

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

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