Stephanie is a full-time student at UH Hilo who aspires to become a physical therapist. The mother of four recently lost her jobs as a massage therapist at two local spas, and she doesn't know when she’ll be able to return to work. Despite the challenges she faces studying with kids at home and limited Internet access, she remains optimistic and is grateful. She looks to the future good that may come of this situation.
“Mahalo for supporting the UH fund,” Stephanie said. “On behalf of all the students at UH, I’d just like to say we really appreciate everybody that’s still working hard and everybody that put together this emergency relief fund. It is very much appreciated! It’s so wonderful to see the community coming together to support each other to get through this, and I have no doubt that we will. Mahalo and aloha!”