Never give up trying

By Fetalai Tuilulu’u and Aruna Lolani ,

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Su’e Peni, 36 of Manunu.

Su’e Peni, 36 of Manunu. (Photo: Fetalai Tuilulu’u)

When a part of your body is broken, you feel like you’ve nothing and useless. 

The worse is when you were grew up with disable and people get to mock you around about it. 

Su’e Pen, age 36 of Manunu knows the feeling. 

When the Village Voice approached Su’e yesterday, he was limping from the inner village towards the other far side. 

He works at Aggie Greys and when his current situation, he doesn’t give up easily. 

“I was born like this and with all these years I’m living with so many bad feelings because of my situation,” he tells Village Voice. 

“Before you ask me why I was hire with this kind of leg, I will make is short for you. I was hire because I deserves too. 

“Since I was old enough to understand the world I keep dreaming was I even born. 

“I’ve seen the difference of myself and you guys not only in features but also in reality. 

“To be honest, the feeling that I have is very disappointing. I’m always criticized by most of the people because of my leg. 

I don’t know why, it’s not even fault. I was born like this and everyone should accept that. 

 “Sometimes it feels like my life is affected and it really hurts deep inside. 

Su’e said he can’t do anything regarding his situation and it doesn’t discourage him to work. 

 “I work at Aggies and it’s what I rely on because it helps me feed not only myself, feed my family and it’s useful for obligations in our village. 

“I depend on the work I do and whatever challenges I face because of my situation I always stand up and walk away.

“My not like others who have the similar cases with me, who stays home because they are too shy to walk around. I’m totally different. 

He said his work is very important to him because it helps his family in almost everything.

“Whenever I get my pay I always give it to my sister whom I’m staying to try and help out. 

“I never miss a day at work because I treasure this job a lot. The truth is without these amazing people who offer me a job right I don’t see myself as the way it is today.  

 “And that’s why my job has become our source of income, you know sometimes my sister’s husband who works can’t afford to help us all the time and when that happens, I step in as another way to earn money.

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