Nisili’s FIGHT

• 11/13/2001 – 1/14/2020 •

Nisili’s Fight is a private, non-profit family foundation established on the ‘one-year’ anniversary of Nisili’s passing January 14, 2021 to provide help and support for anyone or families going through what our family went through and losing another child to the ‘Opioids’ epidemic.

Please help us fight the “Opioids” battle of epidemic proportions. Thank you all in advance for all your support and prayers. God bless.

“The world won’t get no better if we just let it be…The world won’t get no better we gotta change yeah, just you and me…” (Song: “Wake Up Everybody” by Teddy Pendergrass).

Mission Statement
We join the ‘fight’ of other families and groups who have lost loved ones to drug addiction and overdose. Specifically, perhaps, the best well known illicit Synthetic Opioids {FENTANYL} in the category of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) that otherwise are known to be opiates or have opiate-like effects.
Along with joining efforts to fight this opioid epidemic and the huge national crisis and tragedy. Our goals are to increase education and awareness to help those in need who are struggling with addiction, and providing communities with the guidance, direction, tools and resources they so desperately need to even compete with addiction strongholds of this epidemic and ultimately to save lives.

“Every day is a battle!” –Demi Lovato

“I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be
a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first
step. I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen,
who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do.” –
Ben Affleck

“If you regard alcoholics and drug addicts not as bad people but as sick people then we
can help them to get better…By we, I mean other people who have the same problem
but have found a way to live drug-and-alcohol-free lives.” –Russell Brand

“It’s been a learning process, I’m growing. I couldn’t believe that anybody could be
naturally happy without being on something. So I would say to anybody, ‘It does get
better.’” –Eminem

“I am one of the lucky ones! Let’s work harder, look closer, and do everything we can
not to enable and in doing so, disable, our loved ones who are ill.” –Jamie Lee Curtis

“I have been given an extraordinary life thus far, and I am nowhere close to done with
it. The dark secrets that I kept locked away in my heart for all those many years are
now out in the open. Today, I can face those old wounds. I know they cannot defeat
me–the drugs, the babysitter…the deafness, and the rest. I am stronger than all of it.”
Marlee Matlin

“My identity shifted when I got into recovery. That’s who I am now, and it actually
gives me greater pleasure to have that identity than to be a musician or anything else,
because it keeps me in a manageable size. When I’m down on the ground with my
disease—which I’m happy to have—it gets me in tune. It gives me a spiritual anchor.”
Eric Clapton

“The opioid epidemic creeps into every nook and cranny of our country and needs to be addressed as both a huge national problem and a community-by-community tragedy.” –President Bill Clinton

“The addiction crisis is terrifying, and many people don’t comprehend appropriate opioid use. When I first started taking pain medication, I remember a family member saying, “Dianne, you’re going to become an addict!” –Dianne Bourque

“It’s so exhausting, so mentally and emotionally draining when you care about a drug
addict and they never miss an opportunity to disappoint, manipulate or hurt you.”
― Oliver Markus Malloy

“Anyone who takes opioids on a regular basis will become dependent upon them,
meaning they will have to taper off gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms. But very
few chronic pain patients exhibit the compulsive drug-seeking behaviors of someone
who is addicted.” ― Karen Lee Richards

“We have a genuine and devastating epidemic of opiate abuse in this country, and it is
of critical importance that this problem be addressed. But we must do so in a way that
doesn’t cut off an effective (and often the only) treatment for the chronically ill, many
of whom are able to function in this world at all only because of the small respite that
responsible opiate use provides.” ― Michael Bihovsky

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he
will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also
provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” –Corinthians 10:13

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for
me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.” Corinthians 6:12

“Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.” –Corinthians 15:33

“And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them
up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to each
other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous
person is powerful and effective.” –James 5:15-16

“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces
endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope
does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through
the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5

“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and
preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease
among the people.” –Matthew 9:35

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” –Matthew 11:28

Nisili was original. She was amazing. She was special. She was a gift from God.

Nisili …loved life.
…loved people.
…loved the Lord!
…loved her Samoan/White nationality and heritage.