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2008-09-23 03:00:27

KALAUPAPA, Hawaii - In a state known for its tourist destinations, Kalaupapa is sacred ground with a history of disease, suffering and isolation. Some 8,000 people have died on this remote peninsula since the Hawaiian Kingdom started exiling leprosy patients here in 1866. Many were torn from their families and left to fend for themselves. Today, visitor interest in Kalaupapa, on the northern edge of Molokai island, is growing. It will likely increase when the Vatican proclaims...

2008-08-10 09:00:30

By JAYMES SONG By Jaymes Song The Associated Press AIEA, Hawaii When cancer spread into her lungs, doctors told Audrey Toguchi she had six months to live, at best, and suggested chemotherapy as the only option. Toguchi, however, turned to another source - a Roman Catholic missionary who died more than a century ago. "I'm going to Molokai to pray to Father Damien," Toguchi calmly told Dr. Walter Y.M. Chang after hearing her prognosis. "Mrs. Toguchi, prayers are nice and it's...


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