#1012 – One in a Million and other stories
“One in a Million”
Students from Ewa Makai Middle School on O‘ahu feature two cancer survivors who battled with their diseases at a very early age: Lily Mallory, who was undergoing treatment for her cancer at the age of three, and Emi Robison, who was battling leukemia at the age of seven. The girls’ fathers discuss what it was like dealing with their daughters’ life-threatening illnesses at the time. Phil Mallory, Lily’s father, comments on how scary it was to know that the size of his daughter’s tumor indicated that her chances of survival were not very good. Emi’s father, Ryan Robison, created video games with superheroes who defeated cancer in order to help he and his daughter visualize beating the disease. Lily says the experience taught her that “if you really want something, you gotta work hard for it. Life is short, and you really have to do what you want before you don’t have enough time.”
–Students from Lahaina Intermediate School on Maui profile a cross-fit instructor who helps students find their mojo.
–Students from Hilo High School on Hawai‘i Island show the proper way to conduct oneself at a job interview.
–Students from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama on O‘ahu show how high school students are discovering the joys of traditional film-based photography.
–Students from Waiākea High School on Hawai‘i Island profile a star athlete who faces his toughest opponent off the field: diabetes.
–Students from Kea‘au High School on Hawai‘i Island honor the memory of a beloved student who departed far too soon.
–Students from Ilima Intermediate School on O‘ahu show us how to make a traditional Maori dance implement.
–Students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kaua‘i introduce us to a unique facility that uses friendship and personal bonds to help treat mental illnesses.
This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by students from Iao School in Wailuku, Maui.