Inspire Magazine Vol. 1 - Page 6

A SIGN OF commitment WALK INTO THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE PALI MOMI MEDICAL CENTER AND YOU MAY NOTICE SOMETHING NEW. A SIGN NOW DESIGNATES THE AREA THE CLYDE AND HOLLY KANESHIRO LOBBY. THE KANESHIROS HAVE NEVER BEEN TREATED THERE, BUT THE LIFESAVING CARE OF A CLOSE FRIEND AT PALI MOMI CHANGED THEIR LIVES AND INSPIRED THEM TO GIVE. Clyde and Harold Nakabayashi work His wife, Rita, remembers one fright- “The key step is we had a good cardiac together at Honolulu Disposal Service. ening moment when he stopped ultrasound team that was able to They are more than just coworkers. responding. She rushed to his side. get the right picture of the heart valve Clyde’s father, Hideo, asked Harold to join his company 40 years ago and in the decades since, the Kaneshiros and Nakabayashis have become ‘ohana. So when Harold was rushed to the emergency room, it hit both homes hard. “I went to work but I couldn’t make it through the day,” Harold recalled. “I came home and told my wife it’s time to go the hospital.” Harold was admitted to Pali Momi. “I held his face to mine and said, ‘You can’t leave yet,’” she said. “He kind of came out of it. That’s when we found out he had congestive heart failure.” and measure the right pressures so we could make the accurate diagnosis,” said Harold’s cardiologist, Dr. Abhijeet Koli. “[Harold’s recovery] is just reaffirming to us, that this is Harold was treated at Pali Momi’s why we do what we do. We have Cardiac Catheterization Lab—the only a great team and a great group of such unit in Central and West O‘ahu— doctors that are as good as any place and eventually had to undergo heart in the country at performing these surgery. Every test, every procedure procedures.” there helped Harold toward his second chance at life. His condition worsened. “They didn’t know if I was going to make it,” he said. “It was like ‘All hands on deck.’ All of these doctors and nurses were trying to decide what was wrong with me.” 4 “ ... we need to support the medical needs of Pali Momi to give people, like our dear friend Harold, every chance to live life to the fullest...”