April Makana Pono
Posted on April 16, 2020
Tod Yoshida is an Islands Hospice CNA serving our West Oahu region. For the past four years, Tod has been providing companionship and personal care to patients and their families. As this month’s Makana Pono recipient, Tod selected Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation to receive the $5,000 donation.
When a child is being treated for cancer, families often pay large associated expenses while experiencing disruption in income due to having to take time off from work to care for their child. Donations help to provide direct financial assistance to families in Hawaii with a child in cancer treatment, who may be experiencing related financial hardship.
“In my daily routine as a CNA for Islands Hospice, I provide companionship care,” Todd explained. “I would love to help support families who are in need of financial help through their difficult times.”
The Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation works to help children diagnosed with cancer, their families, and long-term survivors of childhood cancer. In addition to financial assistance, the foundation offers a wide range of programs to support families and children, including counseling. All donations contributed to the nonprofit stay right here in Hawaii to help ohana in their fight.
Tod is grateful that Makana Pono is far-reaching and supports a variety of worthy causes in the community. “I would like to thank Islands Hospice for all their support and contributions to organizations and charities in need.”