"I thank God from whom all blessings flow. I thank him for all-excellent health and a positive outlook on life. Daily, when I wake, I am renewed with the wonder of life. My family has been tremendously supportive; in particular my two beautiful daughters, Karen Elizabeth and Christine for their patience with their dad and his life-long musical dreams; my mother, Esther, for her unconditional love, ability to teach the importance of giving and the understanding that life is what one makes of it. Importantly, I'd like to thank the numerous musicians who've accepted the challenge of assisting me in making this dream a reality. And to my brothers from Hawaii: John Hansen, Frances La Batte, Pat Morita, and Jack Hisatake, I am grateful for their unwavering support and loyalty." - Napoleon