Dream come true for spinal cord injury patient Sekonaia Kotobalavu

Dream come true for spinal cord injury patient Sekonaia Kotobalavu

By Lena Reece
Saturday 03/02/2018
31‑year‑old spinal cord injury patient Sekonaia Kotobalavu

It is a dream come true for the 31‑year‑old spinal cord injury patient Sekonaia Kotobalavu who today received a newly built home.

The Viti Spinal Injuries Association of Fiji has completed the construction of a new home at Kalabu for Kotobalavu who has been living with a spinal cord injury for over 14 years.

Kotobalavu has been living in challenging conditions at the Wailea squatter settlement, Vatuwaqa since suffering a spinal injury while still in form 6‑ struggling in a home that was continually threatened by flooding, with poor access to water, sanitation and other basic services.

Kotobalavu says that he is very grateful for the assistance that has been provided to him.

The Viti Spinal Injury Association of Fiji President, Paul McGoon has confirmed that the home for Kotobalavu is the first major project of its’ kind that the association has set out to do.

He adds that the project was fully funded by the association through the Viti Spinal Injuries Association of Fiji Old Skool Ball that was held in October last year adding that the project costed $24,400.

McGoon has also highlighted that the association has set out plans to take on 3 more projects with the money raised to assist those living with Spinal Cord Injuries.

A total of 216 people have been assisted and continue to be assisted by Viti Spinal Cord Injury Association of Fiji.

The Viti Spinal Cord Injury Association of Fiji has handed over the newly built house to 31‑year‑old Spinal Cord injury patient Sekonaia Kotobalavu today.

 

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