HE is only four years old but Solomone Taukeiniwaqalevu, who was born with deformed legs and arms, knows no boundaries when it comes to looking after himself.
With a left arm which is about six centimetres long and a bandy right arm and legs, Solomone prefers to feed himself.
His mum Mele Vakaloloma said Solo as he is commonly known was born with that condition.
"He is a strong boy and doesn't want any of us to look after him, he does his own thing like walks to church or to the river," Mrs Vakaloloma said.
"He even scratches his head with his right foot stretching it straight to the part of his head that is itchy," she said.
Despite having no proper bathroom and toilet, Solo takes on the challenge of walking to the river, about 50metres from his home at Naua settlement, near Lutukina in Macuata, for a bath.
The family lives in a bamboo lean-to house but Solo does not care about the condition of his home as he plays and laughs like a normal child.
The second youngest of six children, Solo clearly spelt out his name when the team from this newspaper visited him yesterday.
He even added one and one, and two and two with the correct answers.
His mum said whenever they had meals as a family, Solo would pick up his spoon and feed himself with his right or left hand.
"He hates it when we feed him or try to help him. He is an independent boy and I thank God for giving him that strength to live life like a normal child," Mrs Vakaloloma said.