Okay... I was minding my business. Acting like how I usually act as in non-intellectual LOL then out comes Dr. Kanalu Young. I waited for about a year to get my own copy of his book, "Rethinking the Native Hawaiian Past:"
From Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0815331207/sr=8-1/qid=1141663066/ref=sr_1_1/104-8104564-9570333?%5Fencoding=UTF8
His story was also in "Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawaii: Stories of Aloha to Create Paradise Wherever You Are:"
An excerpt of one of the reviews:
"I loved the inspirational story of Kanalu Young who was paralyzed in a swimming accident as a teenager. He went on to earn a doctorate in history. He is now a professor of Hawaiian studies at the University of Hawaii."
More links about him:
Don't mind me while I am speechless and write-less as I am in awe of him and others too. It has a lot to do with me being hit by a car when I was six years old and understanding at a very young age how difficult it can be to overcome obstacles. In this case... he has overcome a lot so yes... I am in awe.
Edit: A few people have asked me if I am impressed with his PhD. Actually... I'm not because the PhD is the Haole Way of thinking. It's other reasons excluding the PhD that he earned.