Dual Olympic Games gold medalist Jerry Tuwai and Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s skipper Rusila Nagasu counted themselves lucky to be the special guest at the Gospel School of Deaf as they marked the International Week of Deaf People.
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s legend, Tuwai said there was no other way of putting smiles on the faces of the kids than physically being present at the function and making them feel special.
Tuwai said “I believe we should always make them feel special, not only during the week when it’s dedicated to them. They are special people sent by god to be around us and it’s our responsibility to take care of them and assist the kids in every way possible.”
Around 20 kids were part of the function and they lit up the atmosphere as soon as they saw the two legendary players arriving at the function this morning in Suva.
Nagasau said she was blessed to be part of the celebration and did not hesitate when she was told to attend the function.
“I was so touched to be part of this function and I was also happy to see the smiles on the faces of the small kids.
These kids always portray a message to us all that nothing in life is impossible” said Nagasau.
Fiji Rugby Chief Executive John O’Connor said they are always available to assist and motivate people with special abilities.
“I thank the Gospel School of Deaf for giving us this opportunity to put smiles on the faces of these kids through rugby,” said O’Connor.
He added “It was a humbling experience for all of us present at the function today and I wanted to appreciate these kids for always supporting rugby in any way possible.
I would like to also acknowledge the teachers, parents and all those who are involved in taking care of the people with special abilities not only in Fiji but throughout the globe.”
Meanwhile, the International Week of Deaf People will be celebrated from today until Friday.