Fundraiser Being Planned For Aloha Employee In Need of Kidney Transplant

Rod Nakabayashi
Rod Nakabayashi

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- The story of a former Aloha Airlines employee who's in need of a kidney transplant has gripped the community. Now, a fundraiser for Rod Nakabayashi is in the works.

We introduced you to Nakabayashi earlier this week. He had been a flight attendant for Aloha for more than 20 years, until the carrier's abrupt shutdown last week.

Doctors told the 49-year-old he needs a new kidney and pancreas. But without a job, he says his health coverage is up in the air.

Community members are working out the details on a fundraising event that will be held later this month. We'll keep you posted.