Violeta wins the Moms Rule contest!UPDATED 8:57 AM HST May 09, 2014Video Transcript
been waiting for ..... DRUM ROLL PLEASE .... It's time to announce who will win our MOMS RULE CONTEST. The grand prize -- a trip to the spa. We had so many nominations. We introduced you to some of them this week.... And the winner is..... 13.49-14.01 YOU ARE THE MOM OF THE YEAR -- YOU WON! THANK YOU CRYS... VIOLETA SOUZA.... from the BIG Island. Her daughter Maricar nominated her. When Maricar left to serve in Iraq-- Violeta took care of her 3 kids -- for 3 years. During that time, Violeta, went through 2 breast cancer surgeries and had to take care of her husband who suffered 2 strokes. 14.17-14.24 "I'M SO SURPRISED.. I'M SO HAPPY. ALL MY FAMILY WAS HERE FOR ME." 12.05-16 "WITHOUT HER MY WHOLE FAMILY WOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT, MY DAD, MY BROTHER, MY DAUGHTER. THEY ALL NEEDED TAKING CARE OF BUT SHE NEEDED TAKEN CARE OF THE MOST." 20.09 IM SO SURPRISED AT THESE KIDS THEY COME ALL THIS WAY FOR ME AND THEY SAY NOTHING. I WAS THERE FOR THEM AND SOMETIMES I SAY I DON'T THINK THESE KIDS APPRECIATE WHAT I FOR THEM- UNTIL NOW. Y NEE ... We surprised VIOLETA at work.... She's been employed at the MAUNA KEA RESORT for 24 years. Her bosses, her entire family were in on the surprise. She WON A 300 DOLLAR TRIP TO THE SPA. From moms to babies..