Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chair Colette Machado is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a stroke Friday night.
“Mahalo to everyone for their thoughts and prayers,” Machado said. “I feel great.”
Machado is grateful her family and friends who assisted her and called 911 immediately, and for the prayers from her church family.
“It is crucial for a people having a stroke to get to the hospital immediately so they can get the right medication. If you think a member of your ohana is suffering from a stroke, call 911 right away,” said Dr. Cherylee Chang, director of the Stroke Center and Neuroscience Institute at the Queen's Medical Center.
Dr. Chang says Machado could be released from the hospital as early as Tuesday. She says immediate treatment can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke.
Sources tell KHON2 that state Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy died in a plane crash off Molokai.
Loretta Fuddy devoted 30 years to the health and human services industry.
There's a grinch at the Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery. At least, that's what those who have loved ones buried there are saying. They've been told their holiday decorations at gravesites will have to come down.