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Stanford doctors think Maui father will make full recovery

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KIHEI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Maui father of six is making amazing progress after nearly dying from a rare condition.

Gary Parrish was transferred from the intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital in California to a regular hospital bed late Sunday afternoon.

The Kihei resident underwent two surgeries there this week to reverse a condition called arteriovenous malformation (AVM), which caused bleeding in his brain.

Parrish's ex-wife flew with him to the mainland for the surgeries and says doctors thinks he will make a full recovery.

"I am so relieved. I cannot believe the difference...We really thought he was going to die," his daughter Audrey Parish said.

Parrish doesn't have health insurance, and the medical bills are well over $100,000.

His family has launched an online campaign, raising $20,000 in less than two weeks.

To donate to the family's fund for Parish, you can:

  • Donate at this website
  • Write checks to "Friends of Gary Parrish" For Bank of Hawaii
  • Donate to the PayPal connected to his fundraising account: deshong9@hotmail.com


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