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Re: Michael Fatialofa
Dave Berko 16 February, 2020 19:16
I and I'm sure all Sarries fans are so pleased with Michaels progress. All thoughts are with him and his family. We pray he makes a full recovery.

If possible please pass on our very best wishes to Michael and his family.

Dave

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 16 February, 2020 20:06
Thanks for your thoughts Dave Berko.

Why not email Fats direct on the special email setup for him and Tatiana

fats@warriors.co.uk


JP



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Re: Michael Fatialofa
Dave Berko 17 February, 2020 09:39
Quote:
Faithful_City
Thanks for your thoughts Dave Berko.
Why not email Fats direct on the special email setup for him and Tatiana

fats@warriors.co.uk


JP

Thank you. I will. Cheers

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 17 February, 2020 10:52
We all need keep the support for Michael and Tatiana.

Please if you want to send another message to them help keep their spirits high.

JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 18 February, 2020 13:44
A link to Tatian's Instagram page showing the slow but sure improving Fats.

This is a long haul and one we must not forget please keep sending your best wishes on Michael's Email set up by the club.

AND please give generously to help Michael and Tatiana over the future years.


Michael's Improvements


JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 18 February, 2020 14:12
https://www.sixwaysrugby.co.uk/Sportsnetwork/Images/Players/Fats/Fats04.jpg

Fats Standing on his own
FANTASTIC

Come on Big Man!


JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 18 February, 2020 21:30
Excellent progress continues, great news

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 26 February, 2020 10:32
Heartbreaking but improvements

Michael Stands


JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 26 February, 2020 13:45
A long journey but as you say progress, best wishes to all.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 28 February, 2020 08:02
Matt Hampson's charity raising funds for Michael Here

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 28 February, 2020 08:14
Absolutely fantastic well done the Hambo Charity and Leicester Supporters

JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 02 March, 2020 17:33
https://www.sixwaysrugby.co.uk/Sportsnetwork/Images/Players/Fats/Fats05.jpg

Tatiana and Michael - still smiling Fantastic what a team


Quote:
Tatiana Fatialofa

tatianafats I love and respect you without end
As the years unravel and we journey through the layers all I find in @michaelfats is more gold!!! More courage, more joy, more wisdom, more resilience, more authenticity, more faith, more of everything good. While I’m the one who expresses myself through words + photos make no mistake, this man is the leader and covering of our marriage & life together. My boldness comes by way of his blessings and belief in the woman God calls me to be. So proud to be yours (Sm29)

Keep going Michael we are all behind you.

JP



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Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 03 March, 2020 09:24
Keep going and if you can find inspiration from Hambo then good, you are obviously loved.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 09 March, 2020 17:32
Great to see he still has a great sense of humour

This fro Michael’s Instagram page

Michael getting cocky


JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 09 March, 2020 17:35

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Oneyedwasp 09 March, 2020 20:34
Many thanks for the updates, not being too social media savvy this is my place for updates/progress.
Fantastic to see the latest images, our continued best wishes, thoughts and prayers for them both.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 10 March, 2020 09:38
Further excellent progress, keep going and thanks JP for the updates.



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Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 17 March, 2020 11:20
What a loving team Michael and Tatiana are as they fight together to overcome this hiatus.

latest from the "A" Team above in the banner

For mobile users click below

Latest Update From Tatiana


JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 17 March, 2020 15:23
Thanks for the update JP, wonderful to see such spirit and love.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 17 March, 2020 16:44
And still able to laugh at himself, fantastic outlook on life

JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Dave Berko 21 March, 2020 10:17
Brilliant news that I've just seen on Social Media. So so pleased for Michael, his family and all of you guys. I know I speak for all Sarries fans.

Best wishes to everyone.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 21 March, 2020 10:59
Absolutely fantastic news

Michael walks Unaided


Quote:
From Tatiana

"I truly mean it because you are witnessing a MIRACLE that even medical professionals can't explain.

"They are so shook by his progress given his critical level of injury.

"Y'all he was literally paralysed from the neck down just 10 weeks ago and currently spinal cord injuries do not have a clinic cure, but my amazing husband is proof that God is never limited to human wisdom. So so so thankful."


Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 21 March, 2020 16:00
Wonderful news and wonderful progress

Re: Michael Fatialofa
tricky-page 21 March, 2020 16:25
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it;"
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That "cannot be done," and you'll do it

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Terrywb 21 March, 2020 16:55
Absolutely brilliant news, keep up the amazing work Fats.
Thoughts are with you all the time.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Saint.Kenneth 21 March, 2020 17:48
Just picked my son up from Uni and this came on the radio as we were driving home.... brought tears to my eyes.

Keep going Michael, the road may be a long one, but you are walking it yourself.... unaided, but with the support of the rugby community with you.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 21 March, 2020 17:51
Quote:
tricky-page
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it;"
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That "cannot be done," and you'll do it

Fantastic!!

JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Grasshopper 22 March, 2020 09:06
This is wonderful news, especially in these doom & gloom times. He will be an inspiration & give hope to others who have such injuries. Keep battling, Fats, we're thinking of you.



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Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 22 March, 2020 12:29


Fantastic to see, keep going Michael

JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Malvern Man 22 March, 2020 12:34
This is a staggering recovery. Well done to St Mary's for their initial treatment.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 01 April, 2020 09:02
Michael talks about his life changing injury

Quote:

"I wasn't even trying to be a hero or anything," he told 1 NEWS. "I think it was just the perfect mix - my head was in a bad position. His hip was there and it was just one of those things."
He remembers his whole body "shutting down" after being tackled but remained conscious as team medical staff rushed to him on the field.
"From my neck down, I couldn't feel anything or move anything," Fatialofa told 1 NEWS.
"It was pretty scary, and I was really short of breath because, what I did, was the spinal cord was compressed and anything below the spinal cord is affected and that includes my lungs and I was just kinda trying to breathe."
Scans revealed a fracture in his C4 vertebrae as well as a spinal contusion, a serious condition which causes compression on the spine.
Fatialofa had not spoken publicly before this because the painful memories of not being able to move, talk or even cough for weeks was too difficult to relive.
"It's a time that's tough to think about," he said of the two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit at London's St Mary's Hospital.
"My roommates were victims of gun violence and stabbings and I could hear everything going on. Just all the beeping and no sleep. It's something I don't really like thinking about now that I'm past it.
"I heard some people die next to me. It was quite traumatising. All I could hear was a beeper go off, everyone rush in and then I have a new roommate the next day."


Full Article HERE

JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 01 April, 2020 14:14
Tough times but he's still progressing which is the most important.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Abmatt 02 April, 2020 09:31

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 23 April, 2020 13:11
Sending best wishes to Michael and his family and friends, you are still in my prayers.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
ROLLO 23 April, 2020 14:26
There is a tricky situation coming up as Michaels contract runs out 30 June. What would you do ?

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Malvern Man 23 April, 2020 15:01
Sad, tough, but clear. He isn't going to play rugby again.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 23 April, 2020 15:39
I'd hope the club would support him until he can become financially independent

Re: Michael Fatialofa
ROLLO 24 April, 2020 21:39
Stopsy I think we all would butthat may be a long time and with the current finacial situation and players on furlough it makes for a very difficult decision. I also guess that because of this mess a big fund raising event involving the greater rugby community ( which I think was on the cards ) is also out of the question. The current fundraising is still I think well short of three figures. I think that to date the club have done very well. Lets hope that the insurance can kick in ?

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 25 April, 2020 16:38
Also I hope his insurance coughs up

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 13 May, 2020 11:14

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 13 May, 2020 14:37
Great to see, the lockdown at his time of need was a further trial, and still is. Thanks for keeping us updated.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
woodywuss 16 May, 2020 17:04
Post on Shedweb mentions that Michael has completed a 2 km walk. If so that is fantastic news. I also hope that the club will still put on some kind of fund raising event for Michael .Obviously at a time when all this craziness has settled to something like normality.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 17 May, 2020 08:45
Great news if correct, however I cannot find anything to verify it.

JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
tricky-page 17 May, 2020 11:32
Omar tweeted a link Tatiana had posted with a photo.
Great to see

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 18 May, 2020 10:21
Wonderful news, trhanks for sharing.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 04 June, 2020 08:41
Hi all, can anyone give me a link where I can get information on Michael's progress? I check here most days.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
tricky-page 04 June, 2020 14:19
He is jogging I saw another video Tatiana posted

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Abmatt 05 June, 2020 08:42
To be discharged from hospital.

[www.skysports.com]

Re: Michael Fatialofa
woodywuss 05 June, 2020 09:34
That's good to hear. Hopefully his recovery can be helped by being in familiar surroundings. Again, best wishes to him and his family.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
ROLLO 05 June, 2020 10:36
Is he back in NZ ?

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 05 June, 2020 13:25
Quote:

New Zealand-born Fatialofa played for the Wellington Hurricanes in Super Rugby before joining Worcester in 2018.

He will continue his rehabilitation in Britain before returning to New Zealand by the end of the year.


JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
tigerburnie 05 June, 2020 13:54
Glad to hear his recovery is moving along well.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Offa 05 June, 2020 16:03
Such good news.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 05 June, 2020 18:34
Lovely news thanks to all

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 06 June, 2020 15:42
Michael walks out of hospital into the arms of Tatiana.

Video HERE

JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Stopsy 07 June, 2020 09:55
Wonderful thanks for sharing JP

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Abmatt 16 June, 2020 17:27
Fats was at 6-ways today.

Didn’t train thoughwinking smiley

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 17 June, 2020 11:36

Re: Michael Fatialofa
centrethere 18 June, 2020 16:53
Fantastic news

Re: Michael Fatialofa
4934 06 July, 2020 16:32
Club statement:-

[warriors.co.uk]

£80k?

[www.bbc.co.uk]

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Sunburyite 06 July, 2020 17:59
Michael's story has got to me from day one. His recovery has been one of the few good things about this year but these money stories are taking the edge of it.
As an old fogey who doesn't do social media I don't always keep on top of things. Can you please make sure that word of any fund raising initiatives to pay Michael's bills are highlighted on all clubs' message boards. We all owe this great guy.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Malvern Man 06 July, 2020 21:28
One must be fair to the club who in my opinion have behaved very well indeed. They have made it clear that whoever pays the bill it won't be Michael.

Re: Michael Fatialofa
Faithful_City 10 August, 2020 13:32
Michael continues to improve

Michael running at Sixways

Jp

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