This is one of those truly inspirational stories which needs to be told to a world where hope & faith are fading away… to quote this brave strong little gal – “If I (she) can do it, so can you.”

Creative Talanoa

INSPIRATION is one of the themes in my poetry work. I draw inspiration from different people, surroundings and aspects of life which speaks truth to my poetry. In addition, some of my pieces set out to inspire readers to strive to the best of their capabilities. The story that I am about to share with you is about my 10 year old niece who is a huge inspiration to many people, including myself. She makes me so proud.

Tupou Neiufi is a Tongan student at Sutton Park Primary School in Mangere, South Auckland, New Zealand. She is partially physically disabled due to a hit-and-run accident back in 2004 when she was at the age of 2 years. It was a traumatic event. Doctors had ruled out the possibility of Tupou being able to walk again.

Over the years, I have seen Tupou’s parents, Rose (aka Lose) and Fineasi Neiufi, work…

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  1. Hi I’m Tupou’s mum, thank you for taking the time to share her story. I hope that it does inspire people to not give up hope, but stand up tall, walk forward, keep working towards their goals & dreams, a big malo aupito (thank you) from my family and I to you, god bless.


    1. Dear Rose, Thanks so very much for stopping by & giving encouragement. You are a wonderful mum & your husband a wonderful dad in how you both support your lovely daughter in all that she does. God Bless you all & be with you always…


  2. Hi sorry for taking a long time to come on your page and leave a comment. I have been really busy with homework and trainings for my next competition. Thank you for sharing my story, it makes me feel really happy to see this. I hope that my story will help encourage other children with a disability to keep trying and not to give up. Thank you again for sharing my story, may god bless you.


    1. HI Tupou,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. No worries about the delay in leaving a comment. & no thanks required – your story is an inspiring one & i’m more than happy – i’m honoured to be able to share it with my readers – i too hope that it will inspire & encourage others to keep on trying… i wish you every success in your trainings & competitions. Go Tupou! May our Lord be with you always.


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