In the weeks before he died Aaron Kumana asked his grandchildren to financially support his 5 Recommendations.
In a small gathering with his grandchildren during Mother's Day, he said that for almost a decade he has been seeking financial support from overseas but few are generous with donations. He challenged his grandchildren to tolerate his promise to help his community.
People regard Aaron Kumana as a unique person on the island, and many thought that he must be rewarded and they believe he is a source for improving their community for his well known story of rescuing the future president of USA. His culture believes he is someone very special, and he himself would like to keep alive his spirit by bringing help into the community.
With emotion he said to his grandchildren that he may or may not see the completion of his promise to his community, but strongly affirmed his grandchildren to move forward and be motivated with youth to complete his 5 Recommendations.
But in a private discussion between his sons and daughters, some of his recommendations were excluded by them. But others from Kumana's closest relatives said that it is disrespectful and dishonorable to their tribesman. His grandsons said that they are ready to carry out any possible ways to help support their grandfather's recommendations. An activity plan will be scheduled soon and they are asking their uncles not to do away with some of his recommendations.
One of his grandsons said that the proposed activity will commence with the shrine, which was excluded from the list by their uncles. There will be raising of funds by milling timbers and seaweed farmings, said the grandson.
This mission is urging all uncles and aunties to return all souvenirs and appoint someone in the family to take care of these items. Kumana said that it is your treasure for your generations to come, and this will keep alive his spirit.
A second proposed plan is to house these items in accommodation with the museum, said the grandson. He said that the mission sounds very slow but this is a way forward to carry out their grandfather's 5 recommendations. The grandson who always worked closely with his grandfather said that the proposed plan will be forwarded to the committee that was set up by his uncles and aunties -- that was established on the 10th day after their father's death occasion.
The grandson is urging his uncles to focus and tolerate their father's request for his promise to help his community. Their father said that his promise is the first capacity of his family.