ISOA Vasukalulu is not letting his hearing disabilities to stop from achieving his dream — representing Fiji in rugby.
Vasukalulu is part of the Fiji under-18 team to tour Australia on Friday for the Tri Series against the Australia and New Zealand Schoolboys.
Despite his hearing impairment, Vasukalulu who hails from Lomaloma in Vanuabalavu, Lau said sky was the limit for him.
"Just a message to everyone, don't let your disabilities stop you from achieving the goal you have in life," the loosehead prop said.
"Anything is possible if you put your whole heart to what you want to achieve."
Vasukalulu who was raised in Nadi said ever since he joined the Ratu Navula College under-15 team in 2010, there was no looking back for him.
He said his teammates had helped him a lot at training and during games.
"When I joined Ratu Navula, I never saw my disabilities as a problem.
"My teammates were there to help me and here I am in the Fiji U18, I'm so thankful to God for this opportunity."
He thanked his family for their support and his coach Josaia Rokomarawa who groomed him right from the U15 grade.
Meanwhile the Fiji U18 side received a $50,000 cheque from the Fiji National Sports Commission yesterday.
Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby President, Napolioni Silatolu said they needed $124,000 to cater for the tour.
"We are thankful to the Sports Commission for their assistance.
"But at the moment we need another $70,000 to cover our expenses for the tour," he said.
"We are still waiting for various companies where we have asked for assistance."
The team leaves the country on Friday.