JOVILISI Golea was only two months old when he suffered from a disease that permanently folded his knees, preventing him from walking.
The Bocalevu villager in Macuata, whose story as a determined 2014 election voter was published in last week's Sunday Times, now pleads for assistance of a wheelchair.
He has depended on his palms for mobility as he has never owned a wheelchair.
"Au vinakata me dua na noqu wheelchair baleta me rawarawa noqu veitosoyaki. Sa dredre saraga vei au so na gauna meu veitosoyaki ni sega na noqu wheelchair. (I want a wheelchair because sometimes it's so difficult for me to move around)," Mr Golea said.
The 32-year-old cannot stretch both legs so he sits on them and moves with his legs folded and using his palms to support his weight and carry him around.
He has a habit of visiting neighbours during the day to say hello and catch up with friends.
"Niu veitosoyaki tu e lomani koro, au vakayagataka saraga na ligaqu. So na gauna, dau mavoa na ligaqu ia au dau vosota. (When I move around the village, I use my palms and sometimes it gets hurt but I persevere and keep moving forward).
Mr Golea said his brothers helped to carry him to church at night and to neighbours houses for village functions.
His mother, Jotivi Mauwe said Jovilisi loved to mingle with villagers and to be part of village functions including funeral gatherings.
She said Jovilisi always enjoyed the company of friends and relatives.