Acts of Aloha – Mainland & Abroad

Coleen Sullivan
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

"Coleen Sullivan is my mom and while we all think our moms are the best mom out there my mom really is amazing!! She is the most thoughtful, kind, loving, selfless and caring person I have ever known. She would give you her shirt off her back and she literally does. Any time one of her sisters or friends compliments her outfit or dress she usually ends up giving it to them later to wear. She is so quick to say yes to helping a good cause like raising money for kids battling cancer or cooking and preparing meals for those going through tough times to help get them through their week. She is a mail carrier in Ohio and everyone on her mail route loves her because she cares and makes them feel special even though she is simply delivering their mail. My mom has been through so much over the years and regardless she always has a smile on her face and never lets those tough times keep her from helping others. I LOVE my MOM and I wish everyone had a mom like mine in their life!"  Nominated by Anna Grove, Art by Anna

 

William Ratliff III
Mountain Brook, Alabama

"Carlton and I are nominating Will Ratliff because he has a huge heart and he helped us immensely a few months ago during a family emergency. Will is Carlton's brother-in-law, and he flew from AL to FL to be by Carlton's bedside when Carlton unexpectedly ended up in the ICU under sedation. I didn't ask Will to fly out to be with us; he just knew I was alone and needed help. He arrived first thing the next morning and stayed for a few days. He stayed by Carlton's bedside when I needed breaks and he was such a calming presence. Will was there to speak with the many doctors and specialists and he helped me sort through all of the decisions that needed to be made and questions that needed to be asked. Will was literally our rock during that time and he provided us with so much support and love. We love Will dearly and believe he deserves the Route 99 Hawaii Acts of Aloha Award. " Nominated by Kellie Stewart

Dr. Kim Langmaid, Co-Founder
Walking Mountains, Vale, Colorado

Walking Mountains is the FIRST organization in the United States to become a certified sustainable destination -- meeting and maintaining progress on over 40 sustainability criteria including: environmental stewardship, climate change adaptation, greenhouse gas reductions, cultural heritage protection, low impact transportation, waste reduction, public health and safety, workforce housing, sustainability education, and more.  Photo of Dr. Langmaid & Melissa Kirr.

 

Cassandra Smith
Health, Wellness & Financial Freedom
Victoria, Australia

"Cassie has such a beautiful soul! She cares so much about others and is always helping people. After tragically losing her partner to a car accident while pregnant with their child, she has raised their daughter alone. She has used her grief and struggles to inspire others and despite her own problems is always a shining light for others." Nominated by Kim Vance

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