THE family of a 21-year-old man in Wakaya is requesting financial assistance from the public and corporate organisations to save his life.
Semisi Buadromo needs to travel to Los Angeles, US, to undergo a diagnostic test to determine the cause of the seizure attacks which has suffered from for the past five years.
After the test, he needs to undergo surgery which is expected to cost about $US130,000 ($F231,000) or more, which the family cannot afford.
Five-time Emmy Award winner and journalist from the US, Giselle Fernandez, who is co-ordinating the fundraising for the family said she felt desperate to help the young man who needs all the help he can get to save his life.
Ms Fernandez referred the case to Doctor Stuart Seigel at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) who said scans revealed a diffuse area of abnormality in the brain associated with Mr Buadromo's seizures.
Dr Siegel said possible causes being considered included an inflammation of the area, a benign tissue abnormality or a type of tumor.
Part of Mr Buadromo's skull is eroding in the process and according to Dr Seigel, this could be because of chronic pressure on the internal surface of the skull or by the abnormal tissue directly eroding the bone.
Mr Buadromo said all he wanted was to go back to living a normal life.
"I just want to be okay and to complete my studies which have been disrupted by my frequent seizures," he said.
"If people can help me better my life and get a chance to live, I would be most happy and appreciative."
Mr Buadromo's father Latu Jikoisawani Buadromo expressed sadness over his son's condition.
"My son has been going through a lot for a long time now and I just want him to get well soon," he said.
"We don't even know what the real problem is and we are requesting for help from the people so that my son can live and enjoy life like any other boy his age."
"We pray to God to make everything alright," said Mr Buadromo Sr.
If all goes well, Fiji Vacations has agreed to pay for Mr Buadromo and his sister's airfares on Air Pacific.
In the meantime, Mr Buadromo has been provided with an initial supply of a new anti-seizure medication not available in Fiji, only designed to stop the seizures but not the underlying brain condition.
Any person or organisation wishing to assist financially can do so by depositing funds in account number 9804146521 at Westpac Banking Corporation.