HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Most Hawaiian royalty left their wealth to a cause dear to them. For Queen Emma that cause was health care. Amy Kalili takes us to the royal mausoleum in Nuuanu, where the community gathered to honor Queen Emma and her legacy.
She was a person of great insight and understanding, and was a person who was very much in touch with her people. So that she had first-hand knowledge of the great devastation of diseases that took the lives of the Hawaiians of her time.
Her foresight in seeing how important it was to medically take care of her people, that legacy still stands today. Despite great, great loss in her life, she was able to come back and do the things that she did.
She was very involved at the time in trying to uplift the conditions of her people through education. She was a major part of establishing St. Andrew's Priory. It's really inspiring to see someone who loses their husband, their son, in a matter of months and still finds the energy and the determination to do the things that she did.
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