As we all are lining up for the holiday season, our question to everyone, and to ourselves, is this: What are you grateful for?

Roy Yonashiro, Hawai‘i Bone Marrow Donor Registry Coordinator, Musician I feel fortunate to be working for an organization like the Hawai‘i Bone Marrow Donor Registry. It’s great to have a job that I’m passionate about. Being a witness to a match is so moving, I get to see first hand how the kindness of strangers helps so many to have a second chance at life.

Dorothy Hayden, Patient Advocate, Caregiver I am happy and healthy, raised a lovely daughter, have great friends, meaningful work and on top of that I am blessed to live here in beautiful Hawai‘i. I enjoy going to the many interesting events around town and also keep busy by volunteering at Family Promise and at The Hawai‘i Theatre for Youth.

Lisa McVay is our on-the-road reporter — talking story with friends and neighbors, and sharing her many encounters. Mahalo to all that “Talk Story” with Lisa