MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Since we first told his courageous survival story, Nicholas Iwamoto has been flooded with e-mails, cards and well wishes from around the world. University of Hawaii administrators were so touched by his positive spirit they gave the former UH student a four-year scholarship. He was forced to drop out of college and has not had the money to return since.
"Not many people could have survived the aftermath and the arduous journey you have endured," read one of many empowering e-mails that helped single mother, Kitty Iwamoto, survive the past three years. Her favorite surprise came from UH, which made the offer after hearing Nicholas' brave attitude in recovering from a vicious attack at Koko Head. They learned that suspect, Benjamin Davis, was allowed to attend college classes while Nicholas' eighteen stab wounds derailed his college dreams.