KIHEI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow)- A Maui father of six is making amazing progress after nearly dying from a rare condition.
Gary Parrish was transferred from the intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital in California to a regular hospital bed late Sunday afternoon.
The Kihei resident underwent two surgeries there this week to reverse a condition called arteriovenous malformation (AVM), which caused bleeding in his brain.
Parrish's ex-wife flew with him to the mainland for the surgeries and says doctors thinks he will make a full recovery.
"I am so relieved. I cannot believe the difference...We really thought he was going to die," his daughter Audrey Parish said.
Parrish doesn't have health insurance, and the medical bills are well over $100,000.
His family has launched an online campaign, raising $20,000 in less than two weeks.
To donate to the family's fund for Parish, you can: