Hanahi is a 3 year old boy from the town of Aguie. When he was 6 months old, he crawled into a pot of hot food and severely burned his hands and chest. He is an only child, and when his father saw that he was burned so badly, he divorced Hanahi’s mother and left them both. Hanahi and his mother moved in with his grandmother, and that is the only family he has ever known. His grandmother came with him to the hospital, and they both stayed over the course of a few months so that he could receive multiple surgeries on his hands.
Little Hanahi has more determination and drive than I’ve ever seen in a 3 year old. As I write this, I laugh to myself because I realize that I say very similar words about almost every kid I meet at the hospital. The fact is I’m blown away, time and time again at how much these kids endure and time and time again, by how extremely hard working and tirelessly ambitious they prove to be. Read the rest of this entry »