State: Honolulu, HI
Facility: Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children
Sulu was born with VATER Syndrome and has endured numerous medical and surgical procedures to manage the physical effects of this syndrome. In addition to his many hospitalizations for surgical procedures, he has also weathered many complications which have often required prolonged stays on our unit.
Sulu has handled all of this with grace and strength. Always optimistic, he frequently gives the nursing staff advice on handling stress and staying happy. Sulu is currently on dialysis three times a week and performs his own catheterizations for bowel and bladder function. He has grown into an amazingly well adjusted adolescent that we are all very proud of!