Aww: 11-Year-Old Ebola Survivor Dances To Iyanya’s Kukere

Aww: 11-Year-Old Ebola Survivor Dances To Iyanya’s Kukere [WATCH]

By Idoreyin Sampson | Sub-Editor on September 23, 2014
Rose Komono poses at a health clinic after overcoming the Ebola virus. Komono is the first victim to have beaten the disease in the region of Gueckedou. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

As West African countries hit by the most deadly Ebola outbreak in history battle to contain the spread of the virus, some heartwarming stories are beginning to emerge around the survivors of the Ebola Virus Disease.

The organisation in the forefront in fighting this epidemic, Doctors Without Borders report the story of an 11-year-old Mamadee, a Ghanian boy who survived the deadly virus in Liberia.

The video was recorded at a Doctors Without Borders case management centre in Foya, Liberia and it tells the story of Mamadee and shows him dancing to hit song, Kukere by Nigeria’s pop star, Iyanya.

Doctor Without Borders says, ”He jumps, he ducks, he steps to the side, first left, then right, then left, then right, jumps again, turns, swings his hips and shakes his arms. He doesn’t stop, and he doesn’t get tired. It is difficult to believe, but Mamadee is an Ebola-confirmed patient.”
Liberian Patrick Sawyer brought Ebola to Nigeria in July and passed away five days later on July 25, 2014. But, he had passed passed on the virus to those who cared for him. Seven Nigerians have died of the virus, but for the quick response of Nigeria’s government, it could have been worse. Nigeria  records the highest survival rate for the virus. The World Health Organisation just declared that Nigeria has successfully contained the virus.
This 11-year-old’s dance represents the hope we all share that we will beat this virus and come out stronger.


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