Sad news!!! Our thoughts and prayers to help this fine young man and family!!!
May you recover and have a full and happy life wither you are able to play
football again or not!!!
Moana is a great kid who I really like. I loved watching him play at Westlake.
The announcers sure knew his name because they had to call it so often.My heart goes out to the Ofahengaue family. Go Moana!
To Moana and his family, we are pulling for you. Life is full of trials and
tragedy, but together we are strong and can overcome. Go Moana, Go Utes
I pray for Moana to stabilize.The lure of motorcycles justifies the
danger all to often. I lost three friends to the bullet bike craze of the
1980's. Two of them were very close friends. Also, my best friend had a
motorcycle accident where he awoke from unconsciousness only to find the car
that struck him had come to a stop less than two feet from his head (staring
right at the tire at the time). My stories aside, I encourage those
with the desire to ride motorcycles to please check the fatality stats for
motorcycle riders. Men ages 18-30 that still ride motorcycles risk fatal
percentages that jump way up and beyond any justifiable norm for everyday road
transportation. Most of us experience some sort of vehicular
accident in that relative time comparison period. If on a motorcycle, we are far
less likely to physically fair well. One could be a great rider, but your health
won't cater to whose fault an accident might be. Good riders make mistakes,
encounter bad drivers, find animals darting in front of you, ride in dangerous
road conditions, and encounter hazards and obstacles not seen ahead of time in
This is yet another heartbreaking report from the Ute Football program. I pray
the outcome will not be the tragic kind that the Utes have come to know all to
well the last couple of seasons. The status of Moana is delicate right now.
Still, this could bring the Ute players closer to themselves (chemistry wise)
and individually closer to God. Men are not invincible. That perspective can
often be a tough message relative to reaching the hearts of the young. The Utes can look at the situation of events here and pray for Moana. Growth
can even come of it. The ultimate blessing would be for Moana to achieve an
amazing recovery. If he plays football again, that would be icing on the cake.
But his recovery and future health is the most crucial aspect of all of this,
not football. Caution on playing again though, serious head trauma
followed up with heavy head contact on the gridiron is a major issue for
everybody, especially those who have seriously experienced extreme head trauma.
Get well young man!
Are the responses here delayed?
Much love and prayers from this UW Husky Fan to the Ute Nation and the
Every once in a great while, Chris B and I agree on something. This is
definitely one of those times. Prayers for a complete recovery and hope to see
him on the field some time down the road. All the best.
Best wishes and hope for a full and speedy recovery.
"Motorized bike." I assume a bicycle with one of those noisy little gas
motors retrofitted.IMO, those things should be illegal!
They're too slow to ride in traffic, and too fast and annoying to ride in
bicycle/pedestrian areas. And they also spew more emissions into the air than a
full-sized automobile; that should be a matter of concern to Wasatch Front
people. And riders often don't consider the potential danger they are
exposing themselves and bystanders to. (Riders should probably gear up the same
way they would to ride a motorcycle.) Mr. Ofahengaue probably wasn't even
wearing a helmet.All that said... I hope he has a speedy and full
recovery, and can return to playing ball and bicycling.
I loved watching this kid at our local high school, Westlake here in Saratoga
Springs. He is not only a great football player, but a great young man. Get
well Moana, we are all pulling for you. Wishing you and your family the best.
This UCLA Bruin fan wants to see Moana get well very soon.
My prayer to this young Ute and his family during a tough time. Get better.
Best wishes for a strong recovery.
Praying for his recovery and comfort for his family and loved ones.
This is awful. The utah football team has endured more than its share of such
tragedy the last couple of years but of course the football team is at best
secondary in a situation like this. Hopefully he recovers fully in the long
term but in the short term hopefully he lives. be careful on those motorcycles.
So sad. Coming off the heels of the great news about Travis Wilson's return
to the team, this is heartbreaking. Praying for you, big guy, and hoping for
recovery and for peace for your family.
Best wishes for a speedy recover so he can get back out on the field.
All the best wishes for a speedy recovery.
I am certainly wishing him a full recovery. Life is fragile and we certainly
hope there is no permanent damage to his body or mind.Go Utes!