On a sunny November Saturday in Waikiki, 15 Locations agents teamed up with non-profit organizaiton Surfers Healing to host one perfect day on the water for children affected by autism.
Founded more than 20 years ago by Daniele and Izzy Paskowitz (championship surfer and brother of Locations agent Moses Paskowitz) to help their son Isaiah cope with his autism, Surfers Healing is the original surf camp for those living with autism.
One in every 68 children in the United States is affected by autism, and each year Surfers Healing gives thousands of those children a chance to ride some waves and challenge themselves by trying something new.
This special one-day event offers these children and their famlies an unforgetable day in the ocean.
Many of the children were afraid to go in the water at first, but with some encouragement they came back with big smiles.
A warm thank you to my fellow Locations agents who volunteered their time and talents to help make Surfers Healing an event to remember: Michelle Lynch, Noelani Craven, Carolina Davis, Lloyd Tanaka, Jon Yamasato, Wendy Doana, Moses Paskowitz, Nancy O'Grady, Sally Mejia, Gil Negrin, Michael Wong, Jeremy Mateo, Toan Doran and John Jacobson.