The no-name storm and new Poipu lifeguard tower

  • Jim Jung, Dr. Monty Downs, Alice Parker

I spent 24 hours in Haena last week as I was given the opportunity to offer a minimally significant medical assist by working in the context of a very appreciated makeshift but surprisingly well- stocked medical clinic housed in a hotel room at the Hanalei Colony Resort. This temporary and free clinic has been established by a disaster-relief company called Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management, and it has been supported by various pharmacies and by some special people at Wilcox Hospital. I came away from my 24-hour shift with a number of impressions about the people out there, some of whom are long-time friends.