On May 27, 2009, at the age of 28, Kristin Maekawa Claudi experienced a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at a local elementary School during a teachers’ meeting. None of the staff members in the meeting knew what was happening or how to help her. By the time paramedics arrived, there was nothing they could do for her. Kristin had passed away. Kristin is remembered for loving Italy and everything Italian. She loved her husband, her family, her students, and rainbows. She delighted in everything life had to offer. As a special needs teacher, Kristin enlightened her students with love, understanding, and passion. In return they adored her. She is greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

In loving memory of Kristin Maekawa Claudi

We love and miss you! 

November 7, 1980 - May 27, 2009 



 Kids 4 CPR (formerly Hawaii Heart Foundation) is a 501(c)3 established in 2010 with the mission to improve the cardiac arrest survival rates. Our Kids Teaching Kids program was designed to teach lifesaving CPR and AED skills to keiki statewide. This program has empowered our keiki with the knowledge to save a life and helped save lives. 



We believe that kids have superpowers! The Kids 4 CPR Superhero Program empowers our students with the knowledge to save lives and the ability to teach their family and friends to do the same. Learn more about students who are making a difference in their community!



Kids 4 CPR is a nearly 100 percent volunteer run organization. We rely heavily on volunteers and community partners to achieve our vision to teach every child how to save a life and become a superhero. They make it possible for us to offer training on all islands.