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Operation Kick Cancers Butt! Team Malia

Organized by: Michelle and Chas

Michelle and Chas' Photo

THE STORY:

~She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails.
   ~Elizabeth Edwards

 

For anyone who has ever had the chance of crossing paths or knowing Malia Estioko, you know that this woman is a pillar of strength, whose laugh is so contagious and story so inspiring, you can't help but be uplifted when you are in her presence.

Malia is a 17 year flight attendant with American Airlines. Malia lost her younger sister in a tragic car accident 15 years ago. Without hesitation, Malia stepped in and took in her sisters four young children (ages 3, 4 and two 7 year old twins) and raised her nieces and nephews as her own children. Malia is so completely humble, that even the slightest word of praise to her, makes her uncomfortable. This woman has overcome the odds in so many ways, and with grace and integrity.

On June 30, 2015 Malia went to the hospital with severe abdominal pain that would not let up. After many tests, Malia received the troubling news on August 6th that she has Stage 4 Colon Cancer. Malia has had one surgery so far (Hemicolectomy) to remove a tumor. But her treatment is not finished. She will be starting Chemotherapy within the next few weeks. 

If you know Malia and how spiritual, positive, and resilient she is, you wouldn't be surprised to hear her say she's not going to only beat this, but she will show up to her first day of Chemo treatment with a Hawaiian flower in her hair and a sundress on! Malia was born and raised in Hawaii and an avid hula dancer. We can't wait to see her dancing again and doing what she loves. This woman cannot be broken. 

Malia is in for a long journey to heal her body. We know she's going to need financial assistance, as she will be off of work for at least 8 months to a year. Every little bit helps. 

Malia, this quote couldn't be more perfect or fitting for you:

You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own.
~D.M. Dellinger


Thank you for your support!

$4,810

 

16% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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  • Michelle Campbell

    $50

  • Whitney Hood

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dana Leigh Dixon

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • dannielle silas

    $20

  • N Neil Hardin

    $100

  • Josh Buckels

    $25

  • Vanessa Moe

    $50

  • Jeanine Perez

    $25

  • Fran

    $100

  • juanita Cunningham

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Najma khan

     

  • Viv Olynger

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • C. Guerrero

    $50

  • Your friend in Christ

    $25

  • Malia Estioko

    $40

  • Madelyn and Mila

    $25

  • Kathryn Hernandez

    $200

  • Tim Holt

    $100

  • C. Lim

    $75

  • Kristen Spector

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marggie

    $100

  • Rajina, Steve, and Aleena

    $100

  • Nancy Buckels

    $25

  • Lori Norman

    $50

  • Antonio Duhalde

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Margarita sulvitsky

    $20

  • Dawne

    $100

  • ania pozniak

    $20

  • Carleton B

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Laurel Campbell

    $50

  • Liz Gierman

    $50

  • Shane'Na Tate

    $20

  • kacee

    $20

  • Suzi, Brendon, Preston & Noah Brosman

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Calee O'Brien

    $100

  • Robert and Rashel

    $50

  • Marelyn Manliguis

    $50

  • Cora Raz and John Philips (Lim Family)

    $40

  • Channell

     

  • Andrea Holland-Ferdinand

    $100

  • Ron & Haydee Bautista

    $25

  • Jec and Marcia

     

  • Aloha

    $200

  • Phillip and Carmen

    $25

  • Gilbert Pascua

    $75

  • mia chun

    $50

  • Stephany Kinnick

     

  • Bill Smith & Ron Zeitz

    $100

  • Marla Peters

     

  • Albert and Liz

    $50

  • Mel Teets

    $100

  • anonymous

    $100

  • Veronika Ornelas

    $40

  • Jerald

    $100

  • Christian Lopez

    $50

  • Lisa Rundle

    $25

  • Tony & Mona Fodera

    $100

  • Mikailee's friends (Mizunos)

    $40

  • Erica

     

  • kirsten & doug rugg

    $100

  • Kristie Johnston

    $100

  • Chrystal Bacchas

    $50

  • Marci Horton

    $50

  • Shawn L.

    $10

  • Angell Keenan-LAX FA

    $50

  • Joanne Morris

    $50

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Organized by

Michelle and Chas

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Joanne Morris

Joanne Morris

DONATION: $50

Keep on fighting and keep the faith!! Love u â 2 years ago

Angell Keenan-LAX FA

Angell Keenan-LAX FA

DONATION: $50

You got this Malia... 2 years ago

Shawn L.

Shawn L.

DONATION: $10

Hang in there, I'll see you in ops! 3 years ago

Marci Horton

Marci Horton

DONATION: $50

Love you Malia - your vibrance and enthusiasm will bring you through this. Stay strong and positive... You have much love coming your way. Big Hugs. 3 years ago

Chrystal Bacchas

Chrystal Bacchas

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kristie Johnston

Kristie Johnston

DONATION: $100

You are amazing Malia, and you will get through this difficult time. God bless you and your family. 3 years ago

kirsten & doug rugg

kirsten & doug rugg

DONATION: $100

Malia sending you prayers and healing thoughts! 3 years ago

Erica

Erica

I have had the pleasure of meeting Malia and hearing her story. God bless her and her family. 3 years ago

Mikailee's friends (Mizunos)

Mikailee's friends (Mizunos)

DONATION: $40

You are in our thoughts! 3 years ago

Tony & Mona Fodera

Tony & Mona Fodera

DONATION: $100

Paulyn we love you and will pray for a full recovery. May God carry you through these times and hold his hands when you need him. 3 years ago

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