Talk Story: Matt Bernabe

  • Bethany Freudenthal / The Garden Island

    Wailua resident Matt Bernabe didn’t let the loss of his leg in a street bike accident and a lifelong battle with Methicillan-resistant staph slow him down. Since the accident, he has raised two daughters, run for County Council and is currently working in landscaping. During the historic April flooding, Bernabe used his chain saw skills to help clear debris from the water ways of a taro patch.

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    Matt Bernabe

When Matt Bernabe was in his third year of nursing school at Kauai Community College, he lost his leg in a streetbike accident.