Jun 9, 2011

He Wanted To Go To Japan

Today, he didn’t have the surgery with the camera as they were saying last night.
I had a brief moment of comfort and then I heard about the sad reality.
It is truly sad news…
The trip to Japan that he really wanted to go…is no longer possible.
Even though it was Hajime’s last wish.
The reason for this is because of a condition that he has in his lung now, pneumothorax.
It is a condition that for whatever reason a hole develops in the lung and the air escapes and
surrounds the outer area of the lung and shrinks the original size of the lung.
A person that develops this condition can’t board an airplane for several months.
And when it is life threatening, as is for someone like Hajime, one can’t board the plane for the rest of the life.
If he does board the plane, the lungs expand because of pressure during take off and landing which is very dangerous.  
We received so much support from everybody, we had received great support from Mr. Millheiser 
and I have no words to say. I am feeling very very sorry and I don’t know what to say.
I hate this disease that developed from this hospitalization which started with breathing difficulties.
We were trying so hard holding on this hope……
I am truly disappointed and vexed.
But Hajime wasn’t too surprised hearing about this. It seemed like he had already given up in his heart from before.
Our next hope is the Anime Expo that he’s been looking forward to.
It’s an event that will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 7/1 to 7/4.
I hope we can definitely and safely go to this one!
Translated by Christine Shirota

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