MAILE MAHEALANI EMILIA WATTERSMAILE MAHEALANI EMILIA WATTERS
Maile Mahealani Emilia Watters was granted her angel wings on June 22, 2012. In her final days, she was surrounded in love by family and friends that Maile touched throughout her short, yet memorable life. Maile was born on May 29, 1987 in Orange, California and had more than her fair share of challenges. Though her life was short she made a real difference and impacted many lives without realizing it. Maile was appointed by the Governor to serve on the State Council on Mental Health. She was awarded the Youth Advocate of the Year in 2009 by the Mental Health America of Hawaii. She served as a Youth Representative for numerous groups and involved in multiple conferences and events as a guest speaker. Her life story resonated with everyone, from policy maker to peers - Maile was and continues to be a true HERO! Her life's journey gives HOPE to all of us and serves as a reminder of how precious life is and that each of us have a reason for being here. The challenge is to find what your purpose is for this life. Her beautiful smile, unselfish love and sense of humor brought much JOY to her loved ones. Maile is survived by: husband and son, Marc and Ethan Watters; loving parents, Gino Daguio , Carol and George Medina; two sisters, Anela Torres (husband Carlos) and Emmie Daguio; Grandfather, Andy Daguio. We invite you to join us in celebrating her life on Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 at New Hope Leeward (94-050 Farrington Hwy, A1, Waipahu, HI 96797), visitation at 9:00am, and the service at 10:00am. This is what Maile wrote about her own life, you'll recognize it if you have ever been on her Facebook page. "My life is one heck of a journey, since the day I was born I always wanted to give up, but God made me stronger than that. I fight some sort of battle every day, whether it be eating healthy, resting, thinking positive, or trying to stay strong for my son and husband. No one will understand my pains and struggles or what it takes for me to accept and deal with life's challenges. I'm a very complicated person on the inside, but on the outside you wouldn't be able to tell that I'm as sick as the docs say, but I am and this is my life. A battle, a fight to stay alive and still try to be a happy person with a positive attitude. I'd rather not waste my time on the negatives anymore. I'd rather spend each minute of the day, every day to its fullest. Well, take care everyone and GOD BLESS."
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased