Keep these great articles coming!THIS is why we have BYU
As a long time friend of the Sikahema family, Alvin and I dearly love Vai, Keala
and the kids. We have watched this meteoric rise to fame beginning with the MTC
in Provo. Alvin and Vai were in the MTC together and forged a friendship there
that stands to this day. Vai is a man of tremendous righteousness, integrity,
honor and courage. His life is proof of that. Thank you so much for sharing this
story about Vai Sikahema. It is one that should be read by every single person
in America for it is a lesson in perseverance nearly unparalleled.And FYI: Robert Anae is more than an assistant football coach at BYU, he is
the Offensive Coordinator. He, too, is an amazing man with a similar story.
I was in the Cougar Room when Vai told his story about the Conseco fight in
person. He brought the house down. It was a great story.Go Vai.
Went to school with Vai at BYU and injoyed a biology class with him. I was a
new Freshman, he was a stud football player that had almost zero ego and was a
joy to be around. My son later served with his son on a mission in Hawaii and
found much of the same experience. Great people and obviously a great example
to all of us. Thanks!
Via Sikahema is one of the great men I had had the oporunity to know in my life.
Via has been a wonderful friend to our family and has been very instrumental of
the success of our daughter Amy in the TV broadcast business. She became very
successful in the Philadelphia NBC market due in large part to the support and
help that she received from Vai. When she and her family left Philly to move to
Chicago for a nice promotion one of her biggest regrets was saying goodbye to
the Sikahema Family. What people who don't know Via need to undrstand is that he
is as good as he is because of his wife, Keala. Through her love, faith and
influence in his life she has taken a good man and made him great. Via will tell
you the same thing.
I knew Vai when he came to Hawaii in the early 1970s. He was a likable kid then
as now, genuinely friendly, and down to earth humble. I witnessed his parent's
struggles for a better life, like so many Tongan families since, and their
emphasize on education in the class room, sport field, Church, or in the work
place. Vai is an example of doing the best with whatever basic talents God gave
Great article! Lots of interesting details.
He should run for a political seat somewhere...Naaaah he is too cool for that
and has way too much ability and common sense. I like Vai
I love seeing Vai on the NFL Films Top Ten series, wearing his "Y" cap. I've
always loved BYU football and it's apparent he's proud of being part of it.
All right, Vai!!!Nice job, amigo! You've made BYU, it's fans and
the Lord exceptionally proud of you!GO COUGARS!