Young girl dreams of practicing medicine

By Vatapuia Maiava and Ilia L Likou ,

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MY ALL TIME DREAM IS TO BE A DOCTOR ONE DAY: Fetalai Sefo, 17, from the village of Faleasi’u.

MY ALL TIME DREAM IS TO BE A DOCTOR ONE DAY: Fetalai Sefo, 17, from the village of Faleasi’u.

For Fetalai Sefo, from the village of Faleasi’u, she isn’t interested in boys, make-up or anything else a 17-year-old girl would like.

Her only interest is to pursue her dream of one day becoming a doctor.

She understands that the road towards that dream will be tough but she will not give up until she gets what she wants.

One of the reasons she wants to be a doctor is to one day be able to help out her parents and family with the money she makes.

“I am 17 years old and ever since I was very young, I have always wanted to do something to help out my family,” Fetalai told the Village Voice.

“My current goal is to one day become a doctor. While I was growing up, I saw the great works of the doctors and from that moment till now, I have been doing my best in school so that one day I can do the same.

“I understand that I have to work on building myself up first before I become a doctor. I can’t help others without my own life being in order.

“What I mean by personal growth is to build up my mind, body and spirit and once I have those three things, then I can continue on to pursue that dream of becoming a doctor.”

Fetalai says that she needs to really get her school work done if she wants to move forward with her dream.

“The one thing I know right now is that school is very important to achieve this dream of mine,” she said.

“If I don’t do too well in school or be obedient to my parents, then there’s no point in me pursuing this dream of mine.

“And if I actually do become a doctor then I will be able to help out a lot with things my family need through the money I will be making.”

And with a doctor’s salary, Fetalai says it will go a long way towards helping her family out.

“When I get my pay, most if not all of it will go straight to my parents,” she said.

“Whatever they want and need will be paid for with the money I will be making. Doctors get quite a lot of money so this will be great for my family.

“This will be my way of saying thank you for everything they have done for me throughout the years and providing me with education.

“And not forgetting the money they spend on me every day. So right now, all I need to do is work hard towards that dream of mine.”

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