UVSC's Financial Assistance Program supports selected beneficiaries with their out-of-pocket cancer related costs. In doing so, UVSC provides a community to support and provide hope to these brave individuals and their families. Learn more about some of our current and past beneficiaries below.
Kosianjra is 18 years old and was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in May 2023 as she was nearing completion of her senior year at Kamehameha Schools on Maui. Kosianjra was living with her mother, Tamara, and younger brother at the time. Shortly after that, the cost of rent was…Read More
Iluminada’s name means "illuminated" or "enlightenment" and she has been her family’s guiding light since day one. At the current age of 78, Iluminada is a mother to four children, a grandmother to nine grandchildren, and a great grandmother to a great grand-daughter. Affectionately known as "Mama," she was diagnosed…Read More
James Clover Bitzer is a lively 3 year old and “smart as a whip” says his dad, Jason Bitzer, a 15-year Lifeguard veteran on Oahu. Jason and his wife, Roberta Bitzer, an environmental scientist who is also very active with non-profit organizations on Oahu, are now in the biggest rescue…Read More
In July 2022, our Kawaihala'ilanamalie, better known by her 'ohana as Hala'i developed a lingering fever, stomach pains and began to limp. While traveling back and forth to O'ahu and undergoing numerous diagnostic tests, her parents, Lee Jon and Nalani never left her side. On August 18, 2022, our sweet…Read More
My name is Ally Tamayose, I’m 16 years old and I'm from Pearl City, Hawaii. I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in my left femur in January 2018. In that same year I underwent nine months of chemotherapy and had a limb-salvage surgery. In January 2019, scans revealed that the mets…Read More
Kahalau Au Hoon – a fun-loving, adorable three year old from Maui I’m Kahalu’s mom, Rachel Ray Au Hoon. Our story is one about love and family! Duke, Kahalau’s dad, and I met in high school and were even prom sweethearts! Kahalau is our second child born in May, 2014…Read More
If you ask Tekauri what his favorite color is he will tell you, "all the colors are my favorite colors." Tekauri sees the world through a unique and original lens that is beautifully and always positive. In December of 2020, Tekauriʻs mom and dad noticed a lazy eye and took…Read More