case. In addition to a successful conclusion of the case, we are particularly proud of our advocacy in obtaining mainland-based transitional living rehabilitation for our client even though the family’s medical insurance company had denied the services twice after Maleko’s doctor had requested it. After successful rehabilitation and settlement of Maleko’s claim, our office’s continued relationship with the Vagis has culminated in its support and promotion of the Vagi’s Living Pono Project and the Malama Service Dog Program.
We are proud to continue our support of the Vagis in their efforts to enhance community brain injury awareness, as well as their grassroots effort to provide assistance to persons with traumatic brain injury in Hawaii. We felt well rewarded for our efforts when we received our client’s recent email:
Because of the unbelievable compassion and interest and true care you have all put into us, it has turned out our path is not just to breed these incredible farm dogs for homesteads, but we can also provide service dogs, and we are wanting them to be brain injury specific. We cannot thank you all so much for the path we have been sent on. Much much much much much mahalo to you all!
Maleko and Renee
Haiku English Shephers
If you are interested in attending this open house, please contact the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii’s Executive Director, Mary Wilson, R.N. at 808-375-7565.