Former All Black Ma'a Nonu along with other celebrities of Samoan heritage are currently in Samoa distributing boxes of gifts to households and villages in hopes of raising their spirits after the deadly measles epidemic has claimed the lives of 72 people, the majority under the age of four.
Nonu, along with comedian Tofiga Fepuleai are bringing some festive joy to families affected by the measles crisis.
The boys are back in town. @maavelous @joeboxerparker🇼🇸— TheRealTofiga (@TofigaForReal) December 12, 2019
Blessed to be back at our home away from home @TaumeasinaSamoa
We're all here to share the love with our beloved Samoa. #SamoaMoSamoa🇼🇸 @ Taumeasina Island Resort https://t.co/99nKs9BoaD
The duo are the first inductees into Samoa's new Diaspora Unit - a group endorsed by Samoa's government that recognises Samoans who live overseas but are proud ambassadors for their country of heritage.
The Samoan Government says Nonu and Tofiga have demonstrated that they are true Samoans with the Mission of Love this week to provide hope for the families affected by the crisis.
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