Rosie Lotawa

Rosie first came to Australia as ROMAC patient number five in 1991, just a frightened nine-year-old Fijian girl. In total she returned to Australia for six surgical visits.

Her challenges since birth included facial deformities (hypertelorism, bilateral lip and palate) and deformed hands (left hand contained three fingers) and the right hand had a short arm. She was also fitted with a prosthesis, that greatly added to her confidence.

Now as a 33-year-old happily living in Australia, Rosie is humbled and overjoyed at the opportunity and recognition of being a ROMAC Ambassador. She enjoys visiting the babies, children and parents from the Islands who are also being assisted by ROMAC.