HE was a fit and bright person as far as his education was concerned.
But the day he suddenly complained of severe headaches was the begining of worse things to come.
Since then, Martin Namit Raj of Bilalevu in Valley Road, Sigatoka has lost his sight and his hands and legs are not functioning properly.
Although he is 25 years old, he needs to wear a diaper at all times. His parents have to care for him full time.
He was diagnosed to be suffering from multiple sclerosis in Australia in 2011.
According to the Wikipedia, multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems.
His father, Manik Raj said Martin was studying at the Fiji National University in 2011.
"I asked him to work for his education. One day he complained of severe headache. The headache persisted the next day and we took him to the hospital.
"He was also admitted at Lautoka Hospital for 23 days and when nothing wrong was found, my brothers who live in Australia took him there.
"He was hospitalised there and doctors diagnosed him as suffering from multiple sclerosis."
Mr Raj said Martin had lost his eyesight and could not move his limbs properly. He said they had to buy diapers for him and the medicines were expensive.
"We need to take him to Australia for further treatment but we can't because I only have a two-acre vegetable farm and the income is low.
"We also have to take him to Lautoka Hospital every month for check-up and the transport costs are high, as we can't take Martin in the bus because of his condition."
Health Ministry's Dr Isimeli Tukana said he would look into Martin's plight and make necessary arrangements.