👑 S H O U T O U T 👑
HUGE shoutout to this human legend, big Unit, hulk smash hero in the back. Last week was National suicide prevention! One of my biggest things I hold dear to my heart is Suicide! We’ve loSt way to many of our people to suicide because as islanders we are raised to never speak up, especially our men.
This man is an athlete and we went through some seriously hard times- the amount of times he wanted to just call it quits on life or I would get those suicide msgs! Depression in athletes is a huge thing. You push your body to limits to not even scratch the surface of the professional career you dream of. You have a taste of a dream only to have it ripped away from you. You go from intense highs in your life to immediate lows and have to wake up the next day and fight the same fight you just fought. Round after round without a breAk and when you lose it hits hard and the wives- lashing out on us with nowhere to turn!
This man has fought every round even when he didn’t want to, he just couldn’t give up! Over the past few years he’s been slowly opening up to a few boys! His cousin Sifa, our pastor Gus And a few others, which TBH was the first step to setting a foundation of recovery. He gave his life to God, and even though he falls he still pushes for his relationship and he is one to always pray in private. He keeps his relationship with God extremely personal.
He never had a degree, he’s seriously thinking and trying to find ways to really appreciate the time to study something he will take onto life, he’s setting plans for a future career that isn’t rugby and everyday he’s waking up and one day he will wake up and make the bed before he leaves 😂😂😂😂 This man is fighting his suicide demons everyday, he hasn’t had the best success story and he has had some pretty hard trials to over come but he’s doing it everyday and I’m so proud of it all. No matter where we are, I will always appreciate the accomplishments and the goals you’re smashing! proud of you @loloheacrew
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