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This issue’s cover story features famed UH baseball coach Les Murakami. We talk about his early days on Kaua‘i and how he became the first full-time head baseball coach for UH, plus his recovery nearly 12 years after his massive stroke.
His doctors call him the “miracle man” because at 75 he works out nearly every day and goes to therapy to improve his speech and mobility. Thank you Coach and Mrs. Murakami for sharing your story with our readers. You are the best. Keep it up, Coach.
Some other wonderful stories in this issue include the Sakura House, a unique adult day center focusing on Japanese speaking clients, a health and fitness article about 90-year-old superwomen Joannie and ATRC, one of the most resourceful agencies catering to the physically challenged.
Lastly, don’t forget our 6th annual Aging in Place Workshop, May 26th, at the Ala Moana Hotel
Percy Ihara, Publisher & Editor