Help repatriate Nemani Waka back to Fiji

$18,465 donated
Given by 210 generous donors in around 5 months

After Nemani's tough battle with cancer, he has sadly passed away. We are seeking contributions to support his repatriation back to Fiji.

Wellington

After a tough battle with cancer, Nemani Waka has sadly passed away. We are wanting to support his partner Francesca in his repatriation from France to Fiji.

All odds are against us now, especially with the Covid lockdown in Fiji and this costing roughly $15k. We are kindly asking for any donations or koha to help relieve the financial stress involved. All funds raised will be sent directly to Nemani's partner and family, in getting him home.

An outstanding athlete and much valued teammate, Nemani had a successful rugby union career, taking him from Fiji, to Wellington and then to France. It was shortly into his time with Rouen Normandy Rugby that Nemani began his battle with cancer, of which he fought like a true warrior.

Anyone who was lucky enough to brush shoulders with Nemani would be able to tell you that he truly was a gentle-giant. He was calm, kind, compassionate, softly-spoken, and had a heart of gold.

Whether you shared the field with Nemani, worked with him, are friends of the family, or simply wish to help - please know that your contribution does not go unnoticed. Vinaka vakalevu for your support.

Liana Mua's involvement (page creator)

Nemani's partner is one of my closest friends. This truly breaks my heart and I wish to help in any way that I can.

Use of funds

Nemani's repatriation from France to Fiji. If however, the Covid lockdown in Fiji doesn't permit this, all funds raised will be sent to Nemani's loving partner Francesca and family in Fiji.

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 20 May 2021
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Leanne
Leanne on 18 May 2021
I'm very sorry for your loss, Chekka. I hope you can be surrounded by lots of love and support during this hard time.
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Joylin
Joylin on 18 May 2021
So sorry for your lost Chekka, sending all my love and tiny bit of contribution. Sending my condolences to your family.
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Marist St. Pats Rugby Club
Marist St. Pats Rugby Club on 13 May 2021
Sending with love from Nemani's Marist St. Pats family in Wellington, New Zealand
$500
Helen
Helen on 11 May 2021
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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Liana Mua on behalf of Nemani Waka's partner Francessa Rex-Horoi and family.
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