USA player Blaine Scully and USA kicking coach Chris O'Brien visited injured Oakland rugby player Hunter Halatoa in the hospital Tuesday, just after he had surgery to repair injuries suffered in a devastating car accident last week.
Four of Halatoa's friends, teammates, and band mates died in the accident as the five young people drove home from the USA 7s in Las Vegas. Siblings David and Malia Moa, their half sister Rachel Fisi'iahi, and their cousin Soasi "George" Moa all died. All were younger than 20 years old.
The rugby community has come together to try to raise money for the families to help cover funeral and medical expenses.
Scully and O'Brien met with Hunter Halatoa and gave him a USA jersey. In addition, both also visited the families of the young men and women who died. The parents told O'Brien that they would like to thank the rugby community for their messages of support and the donations.
A memorial service will be held this Friday at St. Benedict's Church 2245 82nd Ave in Oakland, Calif. The service will begin at 7pm, and parts of it will go on all night.
If you wish to donate to the families to help with their expenses, please
How to donate : Donations will be accepted through March 15, 2013.
A. Visit this link at Go Fund Me and hit the Donate button.
Facebook Pages for the Families and team :