Update: 11:52AM A little boy who lost part of his arm after being hit by a bus in Fiji has returned home to Wellington, where he hopes his wish for a new limb will be granted.
Sai Daunibau, 8, had part of his arm removed after the accident while on a family holiday early last month.
Now the family are back home, they hoped their appointment with a Wellington prosthetic limb specialist would help the young rugby fan on his road to recovery, mum Vulori Daunibau said.
Sai has no memory of the accident, but says he imagines he can still feel his fingers.
Father Saimoni Daunibau said it was a miracle that his son was still alive.
"You know there's some accidents you remember most of your life . . . we are very fortunate to still have him here."
When word of Sai's injuries reached home, members of the Wellington Rugby Football Union junior codes raised money to bring him to Starship children's hospital in Auckland for the amputation.
Tens of thousands of dollars have been contributed towards Sai's recovery in a fundraising effort spearheaded by the rugby club, and donations flooded in from around the country.
Junior co-ordinator Jonathon Bacon called Kiwis' generosity "humbling". Mr Daunibau's colleagues at NZ Post presented the family with another $400 yesterday.
Now back home with both arms still in casts, Sai was "very keen" to get a new arm, Mrs Daunibau said.
He had visited Newtown School to see his friends but could not return to his classroom until next term.
He said he looked forward to playing sport, but most of all being able to feed himself again.
In the meantime, the rugby fan will get a chance to see some of his heroes in action today with a special invitation to meet the Wellington Lions players at their training session.