Special Mother’s Day gift for Temalesi
Daughter, discharged from hospital after 3 weeks, 2 surgeries
Mother’s Day could not have come at a better time for Temalesi Adiramusu and her family at Sonaisali in Nadi. Her 18-year-old daughter Marica Reapi returned home after being discharged from the Lautoka Hospital. She was there for the past three weeks after being injured in a car crash on April 16. “She has already had surgery to help her walk and she will be having surgical clinic every week so that doctors monitor the progress of her recovery,” said Ms Adiramusu. Ms Adiramusu had to travel all the way from Koro Island in the Lomaiviti group to see her daughter.
“My brother’s family called to inform me that Marica was not well and I needed to come and see her, so when I got here they told me that she had been involved in a road accident and had been admitted. “I was shocked I did not believe them until I saw her lying in the hospital bed,” she said.
Both of Marica’s parents live in Navaga village in Koro Island and she has been living with her uncle since Year Seven. Ms Adiramusu said her daughter was walking from the house to the shop and she had no reason to suspect that the walk would be out of the ordinary. For the past three weeks Ms Reapi had undergone two surgeries to mend her legs. “I am just glad and happy to be home and to make it even more special I am able to spend it with my mother and family, So this is like a Mother’s Day Gift to her since she has come very far just to be near me,” Ms Reapi said. “I have to take things one day at a time because I really miss school but I remain positive at least I can walk and I have a mum to celebrate mother’s day with.”
From left: Viliame Tuiqara, car crash survivor Marica Reapi, 18, and mother Temalesi Adiramusu with nephew George Ravoka.