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God saved me: Theresa

  Nadi Blazers rep Fiona Theresa believes God saved her life two years ago when she was hospitalised in Australia. The 32-year-old from Verata, Tailevu, is the oldest player in
25 Mar 2017 11:32
God saved me: Theresa
Nadi Blazers player Fiona Theresa with her favourite ball during the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday. Photo: JUSTINE MANNAN

 

Nadi Blazers rep Fiona Theresa believes God saved her life two years ago when she was hospitalised in Australia.

The 32-year-old from Verata, Tailevu, is the oldest player in the Nadi Blazers.

She travelled to Australia in 2015 for the Central Coast 7s not realising one of her lungs had collapsed.

“Before I flew out to the Central Coast 7s I went for a medical check and the doctor said everything was normal,” Theresa said.

“When I reached Australia I did not realise that one of my lungs had actually collapsed so all the fluid inside me was going to other lung.

“After the tournament, we visited a zoo and I was struggling to breath and I was taken to the hospital.

“They doctor found out that fluid had built up in my lungs. I stayed in hospital for two months. They drained the fluid which could fill a one litre bottle.”

Knowing that she could have died, Theresa said she never once felt the fear of dying because she knew God was with her all the way.

“I was told to rest for six months so that is what I did. I am still playing now and I believe that God was by my side and He is the one who saved me and looked after me,” she said.

“I think if it wasn’t for Him I would not be here today. Through that hardship and fighting for my life in another country, it really was not easy.

“One thing that I realised is that, in one room in that hospital costs a lot of money and I was there for two months and I should have been charged a lot of money but I did not pay a single cent.

“I really thank Him for what he has done in my life and I have told my story to so many people hoping that they would see how amazing God is.”

Being fit and healthy, Theresa is now doing the one thing that she loves, which is playing rugby.

“I am really happy to be here and I am happy to be with my teammates who are like my family,” she said.

“My teammates keep telling me that if I had died things in the team would not have been the same and we keep reminding each other to put God first all the time.

“I am so excited to play in the Marist 7s, it is the one tournament that I always look forward to playing in every year.”

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:   justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj



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