More on O‘ahu Updates
Honolulu, HI—This morning at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine(JABSOM), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) hosted a roundtable with leading local, national, and international experts engaged in dengue and Zika virus research, readiness, and response. They talked about the most accurate, up-to-date information on the diseases, the current situation of the dengue outbreak on Hawaiʻi Island, and discussed the critical steps that need to be taken to achieve immediate and long-term solutions to protect Hawaii’s people and our economy.
This morning in Kaneʻohe, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) toured the Marimed Foundation’s campus, farm, and ship to learn about the organization’s experiential-based therapy as an alternative to incarceration for court appointed juveniles in Windward Oʻahu. The young men enrolled in the program learn to farm, fish, and sail, work as a member of a team, and develop life skills, while earning school credits. Many of them have their sights set on attending college, teaching, farming, or serving in the military—opportunities they had never considered possible.
Ewa Beach, HI—This morning at White Plains Beach, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), a veteran and a surfer, volunteered with the Hawai'i non-profit organization AccesSurf and participated in their Wounded Warrior program. She assisted military personnel with disabilities to have a fun-filled day in the ocean, using specialized surfboards, longboards, and flotation devices.