Talanoa mai...o se tama e tausi aiga, o se tama e usita'i, o se tama e alofa...
At the moment Sonny is on the minds of many in our communities, in Aotearoa and further. And so he will be for a long time to come.
Samoan and further, this tragedy has caused many to come together to support and help the Fai family in any way possible. The Warriors have been at the forefront of this which is such a blessing to the family and to the New Zealand nation. Times like this whilst very sad, show the great people we have in our country. Whether it be management in the Warriors or a school mate to Sonny, a fan whose never actually met Sonny - people have been moved so much to do anything to help, and so they've turned up all over the place. The beach, at the family home, Warriors HQ, websites, tributes on youtube - everywhere.
Having been in the midst of family losses often, I know for a fact that presence of people alone comforts the soul. So the flow of people to the beach and family I believe have been a source of strength in this harrowing time.
I would like to invite you to share your thoughts, feelings in whatever language comes easy to you. Talanoa mai, o se tasi fo'i auala e mafai ai ona fesoasoani le tasi ile tasi.
Ia soifua, ona o Iesu.