Andrew was incarcerated at the Leper Colony located in the remote nothern peninsula of Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii.
Andrew explains, with the assistance of his family, how he had to ask permission to place a request of transfer from Kalaupapa to a hospital in Honolulu. Once there, he was able to place a second request of transfer from Honolulu to Los Angeles, California, and eventually being able to live his with daughter in the San Francisco, Bay Area.
Patients were incarcerated in Kalaupapa from 1866 to 1969. This facility is associated with the work of Father Damien; whose life and death among his people focused the attention of the world on the problem of this disease and the plight of its victims.