Carmen Marie Geshell
Carmen Marie GeshellCARMEN MARIE GESHELL, 12 Nov 1974 - 6 Jan 2021. Carmen Marie Geshell departed this life at home in Hawaii Kai on 6 January 2021 after many years of coping with being paralyzed on her left side from a car wreck in Nebraska when she was 3 and then she survived the A Bangkok flu virus when she was 7 in the winter of 1980-81 in Nebraska that killed about 10 children that year in Nebraska. Carmen was one in a million as she was born with achondroplasia, suffering from dwarfism, in common terms. As a result of the foregoing, it was decided to move to Hawaii for Carmen's future health needs in 1982. It worked as she graduated from Kaiser High in Honolulu and went on to become Hawaii's youngest published author at age 21 when Dale Madden of Island Heritage published her first written and illustrated children's book entitled Muffin's Lesson of Kokua. Carmen and her mother, Carol, then later published Carmen's second children's book: Muffin's Makapuu Adventure. A few years later, Jeff Pagay had some cartoon characters so Carmen wrote the stories and Jeff illustrated three more published children's books: Surf Rats of Waikiki Beach, Mele da Mynah's Noisy 'Ohana, and Walta Melon. Carmen learned to paint from Hawaii's great painter, Patrick Ching, so created many beautiful paintings and sold them at three locations on Oahu for many years. Carmen is proof positive that life at times presents us with very difficult tasks and conditions, but she overcame those and did not complain but continued with her life as above illustrated in a very positive and cheerful manner. Needless to say, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her and she is now in Heaven with her mother Carol without any more paralysis and cardiopulmonary difficulties. Carmen is survived by her Father Steven Geshell. Aloha and Thank you God for bringing us Carmen in November of 1974 and enabling her to have a wonderful life under all of her medical conditions with her outstanding attitude and accomplishments. A celebration of Carmen's life and accomplishments will be held later when the pandemic lessens. Here is a link to an article written about Carmen and Carol in the Star Bulletin Newspaper:

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