Kupuna Achievers: Darling Kukahiko

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Our next auntie believes that everyone has a song inside of them that's ready to be played. Aunty Darling Kukahiko has a passion for children. For the last 12 years she's shared her aloha spirit with students at Kahalu'u Elementary School.

"Through the years my husband and I always taken in children who were lost or parents couldn't take care of and this wasn't through the system - this was through the love of the kids and community"

"We love music-- we found that teaching children music and having them express themselves through song  is one of the most fulfilling things you could ever do for a child, because it gives them hope."

A hope she believes will go a long way. And for years, she's been coming back-- changing lives.... one strum ....at a time...

"We can't teach it unless you give it ... so that has motivated me ..."

"to me I say -- you first need to love yourself and then you need to love others and when you can do that -- everything else will fall into place."

If you know of an auntie or uncle who always strives to share the chords of the heart,  make sure to nominate him or her at HawaiiNewsNow.com

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