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Pamela Young
Applause // Awash With Gratitude To Lifeguards
Dear Pamela, I was caught by a large, breaking wave in my kayak about 100 yards from shore off Makapuu Beach. I was separated from...

Pamela Young
Applause // Restoring Faith In Goodness Of People
Dear Pamela, While shopping at Pearl City Foodland, I handed the cashier a gift card, which only covered part of the bill. While searching in...

Pamela Young
Applause // Angels For Pets, Too
Dear Pamela, I was at Pet Smart one day buying dog food and found that I didn’t have enough money in my checking account. I...

Pamela Young
Applause // ‘MW’ APPLAUSE
Thirty years ago, Apple introduced a new fangled device called the Macintosh, the Winter Olympics opened in Sarajevo and the Summer Games in L.A., the...

Pamela Young
Applause // Help Arrives
Dear Pamela, Darlene, the assistant manager of Aikahi Safeway, and Taylor, the young woman at the deli counter, came to the aid of my daughter,...

Pamela Young
Applause // Anonymous Angels For Our Kupuna
Hi Pamela, On the way to UHManoa field to give a lei to graduate Puna Choo, one of our friends, my 94-year-young mom slid out...

Pamela Young
Applause // A Lesson In Caring
Dear Pamela, A big thank you to the employees at The Wiz Kids Learning Centers in Pearl City. I forgot my purse in the women’s...

Pamela Young
Applause // Plenty Of Help In Cell Phone’s Return
Dear Pamela, While working at the Ala Moana Building, I dropped and lost my cell phone. Frantically, I went up and down the elevators at...

Pamela Young
Applause // Enjoying Quality Care After A Fall
Aloha Pamela, My 4-year-old autistic granddaughter was with my husband and me in Sears’ Garden/Tools Department at Windward Mall. Suddenly, she broke free from my...

Pamela Young
Applause // Angels Abound After Kailua Car Crash
Dear Pamela, I was driving across Kailua Road when I was hit on the driver’s side. I would like to thank Herman with Wind-ward Shuttle,...

Pamela Young
Applause // Goodness In People
Dear Pamela, We were at Zippy’s Waikiki when Lauren, our waitress, informed us that our check was taken care of. What a surprise! Whoever you...

Pamela Young
Applause // When Strangers Help Strangers
Aloha Pamela, I am a mother of five children under the age of 11 in the middle of grad school at UHManoa, with a husband...

Pamela Young
Applause // Remembering A Special Pediatrician
Dear Pamela, More than 50 years ago, my son Keith was born with a rare disease. It was Dr. Denis Fu who told us the...

Pamela Young
Applause // Help That Comes Out Of Nowhere
Dear Pamela, I fell flat on my face while walking near Koko Marina. Fortunately, four cars stopped. There were three servicemen and a woman. They...

Pamela Young
Applause // Paying It Backward At The Blaisdell
On the way to the Passion concert at Blaisdell Arena, we drove down Kapiolani to turn right into the parking lot. There were a few...

Pamela Young
Applause // Praising Professionalism, People Skills
Dear Pamela, I took three visitors from South Carolina to Punchbowl to visit my dad’s grave and one of their friend’s uncle’s grave last week....

Pamela Young
Applause // Good Samaritans Everywhere You Look
Aloha mai e Pamela, I took my sister to the ER at Kaiser Permanente-Moanalua to check on some discomfort in her abdomen. It turns out...

Pamela Young
Applause // A Quick Thinking Day
Aloha Pamela, While on the Kaiser-Moanalua to Kaiser-Honolulu shuttle, I suffer from COPD, but never like this. A lady passenger refused to roll up her...

Pamela Young
Applause // Finding Time To Be Kind To Strangers
Hi Pamela, You must think I’m pretty dense or a sucker about cars, since I have written several times about my car trouble. I got...

Pamela Young
Applause // Finding A Smile At The Dentist’s Office
Dear Pamela, I just recently got on my feet after being homeless for a few years and living a hard life, in which I lost...


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