Army veteran inspires Hawaiians


KAIMUKI, Hawaii (KHON2) — An injured Army veteran sparked inspiration while addressing the people of Oahu this week.

Master Sergeant Cedric King held a special lecture at the Paul Mitchell School in Kaimuki on Tuesday April 5th.

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He lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2012. He has since rebuilt his life and now travels the country as an inspirational speaker.

“People need to understand that the storms of life come to give you strength. They don’t come to give you a bad day; they don’t come to anger you or embarrass you or anything. They come just to give you strength.

Cedric King, retired army

Dean of the Paul Mitchell School, Jeannie Rossiter, showed her appreciation for King’s speech.

“He inspired me from the moment he got on stage and started talking and I cried, I could understand, and I said oh my God, I want to share it,” Rossiter said.

The public is invited to descend on the Paul Mitchell School on Wednesday, April 6 to attend or watch it on Zoom. The event register, call or text 808-202-2503. Click here for more information on Cedric King.


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