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Widow Tells Of Near-Death Experience At Campaign

One wrong turn of the wheel at Waibau, Naitasiri, on De­cember 18, 2008, and Mereda­ni Qasi’s life came crashing down. A tearful Ms Qasi, now a widow with two sons,
22 Sep 2018 16:01
Widow Tells Of Near-Death Experience At Campaign

One wrong turn of the wheel at Waibau, Naitasiri, on De­cember 18, 2008, and Mereda­ni Qasi’s life came crashing down.

A tearful Ms Qasi, now a widow with two sons, gave her testimonial at the National Road Safety Cam­paign yesterday.

Her son Manoa was three years old when they were called to the Nausori Hospital not realising that his Dad was lying there covered in a white sheet until the Police officer requested for them to identify his body.

“What body? What do you mean identify?” she asked the officer.

Next thing she knew, she had awok­en on a hospital bed to see nurses fanning her after she collapsed in front of her dead husband.

Ms Qasi questioned: “who else can spoil Christmas Eve with family and friends? The answer was death.

“That road accident was cruel to my boys and I.”

She said one of the ways which helped them cope was to talk about it.

“The more we talked about it the more we built courage and strength over our mind and soul,” Ms Qasi said.

“I had fought really hard to get it out. It took four years to come to the re­alisation that death was part of life.

“All it takes is one wrong turn of the wheel.”

Her message to motorists is to, “stay safe on the wheel”.

“Make sure you give the best in everything you do. Love to the full­est, and live your best life like there is no tomorrow.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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