Mele Kalikimaka & Deck The Halls

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My good friend, Gene Dadoy gifted me with a plane ticket to Hawaii to surprise Kenny Brimer for the , “Deck The Halls” benefit that the fine folks from Lightsleepers threw, in Kenny’s honor.

It was heartwarming to see Kenny and to attend an event dedicated to help raise awareness and funds for his diagnosed leukemia. A good turnout came to support on that warm, Friday, December 11th evening in Chinatown, Hawaii.

In addition, we got a bit of skate-time in with the old crew between the daily gatherings and parties.

Thanks to everyone for their hospitality.

Special mahalo’s to Gene Dadoy and Rob Hechtman’s families for all the ono food and for opening-up their homes.

I went to the doctor today and it was my best visit yet. At my last visit my doc told me that my lymphocytes were at 60%. Lymphocytes are the leukemia cells. Now, it’s down to 10%.
- Kenny

For more photos from the Deck The Halls event, check Metromix, Lightsleepers, Lofa, and John Hook’s photo site.

[o] John Hook – has full photo coverage of the event

Deck The Halls

Fitted x APB x Hawaii Bone Marrow Registry deck

[o] ↓ YKC

Kenny Brimer holding his hand-painted deck offering for the event

We also went to Eighty Four Skate Co. since they made Kenny’s, “For The Love Of Life And Skateboarding” decks

I purchased one and had it signed. You should as well since portions of the sale of this deck goes to support Kenny. In addition, shirts are available through their site.

Lots of BBQ nights… L-R: Rene Matthyssen, Isao Kaji, Jeff Mills, Shawn Naone, Gene Dadoy, Rob Hechtman, Yong-Ki Chang, Jon Adriatico SITTING: John Bala, & Kenny Brimer

Jeff Mills recently got back on the board. Jeff and I go way back and skated together starting in the 7th grade. So stoked. Kapolei Park, Keyhole

John Bala, Back-Smith at Hickam Hanger

Lunch at Hawaii Kai Park… Full plate courtesy of Nu’uanu Okazuya. Thanks for taking us, Isao.

Larry Warnken, Front-Smith at Hawaii Kai

Kenny, Back-Smith

Mele Kalikimaka…