KILAUEA ERUPTION — ONE YEAR LATER: Midwife, husband vow to return to Leilani despite losing homes in two eruptions

  • FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, released by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava flows from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii. A year after a Hawaii volcano rained lava and gases on a rural swath of the Big Island in one of its largest eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes and farms in the disaster are still struggling to return to their island lifestyle. More than 700 homes were destroyed in the historic eruption, and most people will never move back to their land. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP, File)
  • Courtesy photo Roxanne Estes stands with children born at the Luana Gardens birth home that was destroyed by fire from the Kilauea eruption.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Pahoa midwife Roxanne Estes stands inside her clinic.

Sitting in her Pahoa midwife clinic, Roxanne Estes recalls the loss of her home in Leilani Estates with the same soft, steady voice that her clients admire.