Students of the Year Honolulu

Kalai Fisher | Fight for Smiles

Welcome to Kalai Fisher's SOY Fundraising Page!

Apr 03, 2019

Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters:

 

    Today, 1.2 million Americans are fighting or are in remission from blood cancers. Every three minutes, another person unwillingly joins the fight. Sadly, every nine minutes an individual dies from this type of cancer.

 

    On July 21, 2018, the impact of leukemia became very real to my family and me. My sister, Tristan Kanoe Miyuki Fisher, was diagnosed with CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia), one of the more rare forms of blood cancers. After three blood transfusions, and almost a week in the hospital, we all began to process and understand the magnitude of this disease. My sister has always been healthy in mind, body, and spirit, however, CML brought her to her knees. It seemed as if the rug was pulled out from all of us, our world turned upside down. It's been almost a full year and Kanoe has been managing CML through daily chemo medication and its side effects. It has been hard to watch her go through this, but we stand by her throughout this journey. My sister's fight has become our fight!

 

    I have been given an incredible and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help make a difference. I was chosen to be a part of the 2019 Student of the Year campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). This campaign is a nationwide program held annually to raise funds directed towards research, advocacy, and support of patients and their families. Ultimately, the goal of the LLS is to one day find a cure.

 

    Please help support our campaign. Our goal for Fight for Smiles is to raise money during the seven week campaign from March 29, 2019 to May 17, 2019. It would mean a lot to me if you would consider donating to our campaign on behalf of  everyone who is struggling with blood cancer. To donate online, or to learn more about our campaign, please visit our fundraising website: https://events.lls.org/sd/honosoy19/Kalai checks may also be addressed to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please note my name "Kalaʻi Fisher" in the memo section and mail to 525-3 Pepeekeo St. ;Honolulu, HI, 96825.

 

    Thank you for helping our team fight against blood cancer! I am grateful for your support towards this worthwhile cause. Large or small, your contribution will be greatly appreciated and will make a difference! I will keep you posted on my progress throughout this campaign and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Help us Fight for Smiles! Help us one day find a cure!

"When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too." - Terri Clark

 

Sincerely,

Kalaʻi Fisher 

2019 Student of the Year Candidate Team Member 

If you have any questions, please email bradafisha@gmail.com or call (808) 927-9043 for more information.

LLS is 501(c)3 non-profit and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Does your company match donations? 

 

 

37 Comments

  • Jay Garces & Family

    Thank you, Kala'i, for helping to make a difference. Your family continues to be in our daily prayers that someday soon there will be a cure for Kanoe & Hannah's Grandpa. #TeamFisher #FisherStrong

  • Aqui Family

    Great campaign to spread awareness of Noe’s fight against CML and info on other blood cancers. Will continue to pray for Noe’s healing! Aqui Family

  • Candice Ching

    In honor of Kanoe Fisher in her fight against cancer. May her faith keep her strong. Thank you, Kala'i Fisher for supporting your sister through her journey.

  • Chris Kim

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Kanoe and the entire Fisher ohana. God bless you all!

  • Chuns

    Love you guys!!!!

  • Eric Miyasato

    Sending our love and support! Stay strong. - Eric, Kamla, Sydney & Katie Miyasato

  • Clyde Ho

    101 Love & Support to Kanoe and the Fisher Ohana.

  • Darrien Thornley

    Prayers to the Fisher family.

  • Mike& Cindy Paresa

    Kala'i - thanks for the message and information on Tristan's progress. You have a big heart just like your Dad! Sending our love to Tristan and her Ohana! Aloha, Mike & Cindy

  • Peters Ohana

    May the Fisher ohana find strength during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you!

  • The Tuttle Ohana

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all

  • Nanea Lo

    I love you, Holomua! ???

  • Glenn, Wendy, Joelle, Jace & Josh

    All our love to you Fisher Ohana! Lifting you all in prayer!

  • Anonymous

    We continue to pray for Kanoe that God will heal her completely, as He is our physician. God's promises still stands strong. We believe God has mighty plans for Kanoe and her entire Ohana. God bless!

  • Anonymous

    Cancer has touched our family too many times. Praying for your family and that a cure is one day found. In the meantime, stay strong and draw from the strength of those around you.

  • Hunter Kita

    Thinking of Kanoe and the Fisher family... Stay strong!

  • Darci and Jayden Say

    Prayers to Kanoe and the Fisher Ohana.

  • Kari Okamoto

    Love you Noe!!

  • Jay Toguchi

    Stay strong, best wishes. Thoughts are with all of you

  • Pamela Kaji

    God bless and bring healing to your body . You are always wrapped in God’s arms and surrounded by His love! 🙏❤️

  • The BowmanCarrolls

    Kala'i, I am so very proud of the thoughtful young man of God you are. My family prays for Noe and your family everyday. Thank you for including us in the fight against CML! Sending our love and praying for total healing, The Bowman-Carroll Ohana

  • Renee Ferreira

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Renee

  • Dianne Park

    Thank you for your commitment & passion in the pursuit of helping find the cure! Your dedication to your sister is unwavering & we are so proud of you Kala’i❤️

  • Mahi Ohana

    Love and Prayers to the Fisher Ohana!

  • Valerie Landers

    You are always in our thoughts and prayers Kanoe. ❤

  • Caleb Lum

    Kanoe was one of Caleb's very best friends. I know that he is watching over her, praying for her, and rooting for her.

  • Malia Ginoza

    Praying for miracles and continued strength. Love you kanoe and Fisher ohana! Much love, Ginozas - Scott, Malia, Micah, Makena, Luke, and Kimie

  • Kylie Umebayashi

    Her fight is all of our fights! Proud of you!

  • Yuzuha Shibata

    Love you, La’i !!!

  • Anonymous

    Cash Donation: Christopher Park

  • The Sunada Ohana

    Prayers to your family for the strength to fight and heal.

  • Michael Cusumano

    God bless the Fisher ohana from the Cusumano’s!

  • Jon and Naomi Baldado

    We love you Fisher Ohana! Thank you for representing Christ in all things!

  • Jasmine Olarti

    Love you Noe! XOXOXO

  • Kristine Wong

    Thinking of you all! We love you! Stay strong and keep fighting!

  • Flo Kakaio

    Kala'i Fisher...

  • Fujimoto Family

    Kanoe's strength and courage is an inspiration to all! May she be completely healed and restored by the mighty power of Jesus Christ!

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