Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving week

Waiting at Stanford Clinic
University Ave, Palo Alto

After a very difficult recovery from the chemo embolization--actually, Emalia is still recovering--she has been able to get out and about in short doses.

Priorities this past week included: meeting with George Fisher, MD, at Stanford, dinner with Stew and Maryann Kawakami to celebrate JB's birthday, Kahalakea's haircut, a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner with the Kirkham family (our most gracious hosts), and Christmas tree cutting with Jessica and Dylan Casey.

Double shaka for Mama!!!!!

We are hoping to meet with an MD in San Francisco this coming week and then return to Maui shortly thereafter.  Emalia has had a really rough time these past several weeks and is so looking forward to being home again.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Over the past 2 weeks Emalia has met with doctors to determine her options for treatment. After receiving tough news from her most recent CT scan, she was spurred to undergo a localized treatment called chemoembolization on Monday.
It is intense chemotherapy injected directly into the liver. It mandated 2 nights in the hospital. We’re hoping she will get out today, but the side effects have been rough, and we’ll wait until she’s 100% ready to go home. She will need to do another one of these treatments in about a month.
Christy Churchill has been out helping with Kahala and the amazing Jess Grieco-Casey has been incredible in supporting the family too. Thank you all for the donations, cards, and prayers. Aloha, Beck

UPDATE 11-14-13: Em is home from the hospital and feeling better- still some pain but the Nausea is much diminished.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

How You Can Help?

Hi Gang, Beck here:
Many of you have asked, “What can I do to help?” 
The answer has become, “Make a donation.”

Trips to the mainland for doctor’s consultations, uncovered medical expenses, and all the additional costs of dealing with this brutal year have become a serious issue for Em and JB.  Any help is appreciated.

I have a PayPal donation button here- it takes credit card or PayPal transfers.

Or you can send a check to:
Emalia Brown
C/O Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
33 Lono Ave,
Kahului, HI 96732

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!