by Dr. Sinclair Grey III
We’ve heard so much about the Ebola virus within the last few weeks. It’s been covered nationally as well as internationally. Without a doubt, this virus has caused panic within the health community. With so much negativity on the news, it’s good to hear about someone doing something positive and courageous.
In a report on CNN, 22-year-old nursing student Fatu Kekula (pictured) has done something remarkable. She single-handedly took care of her father, mother, sister, and cousin who were diagnosed with Ebola. She fed them, cleaned them, and administered their medications. Fatu is without question a hero. Unfortunately, her cousin Alfred didn’t recover.
Despite the dangerous conditions she faced, media outlets report that Fatu stayed healthy, which is noteworthy considering that more than 300 health care workers have become infected with Ebola, and she didn’t even have the protection equipment that medical professionals use in Ebola treatment units — white space suits and goggles. Instead Fatu, who’s in her final year of nursing school, invented her own equipment named the “trash bag method.” International aid workers are now teaching her method to other West Africans who can’t get into hospitals and don’t have protective gear of their own.
Fatu definitely took precaution. Every day, she would put trash bags over her socks. She would also put on rubber boots and trash bags over the boots. She reportedly wrapped her hair in a pair of stockings and then added a trash bag on top of it. Next she donned a raincoat and four pairs of gloves on each hand, followed by a mask.
Fatu said she took her family to numerous hospitals but was turned away because of overcrowding. That’s when she took the initiative to do what she needed to do. Fatu’s father Moses, 52, said of his daughter he’s “…very, very proud. She saved my life through the almighty God.”
The proud dad is working to find a scholarship for his “(s)hero” daughter, so that she can finish her final year of nursing school. He has no doubt that she will go on to save many more people during her life. “I’m sure she’ll be a great giant of Liberia,” he said.
Read Kekula’s inspiring story at CNN.
SLIDESHOW: Fatu Kekula’s Inspiring Story In PHOTOS
Dr. Sinclair Grey III is an inspirational speaker, motivator, author, life coach, and host of The Sinclair Grey Show heard on Monday’s at 2pm on WAEC Love 860am (iHeart Radio and Tune In). Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey. Culled from Naturally Moi.