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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! While West Africa and the rest of the world are in shambles over finding a way to stop the deadly Ebola virus from spreading, 22-year-old Fatu Kekula was able to nurse her family through the disease all by herself.

According to reports from CNN, the nursing school student nursed her father, her mother and her sister back to full health without any fancy equipment or hazmat suits. Her 14-year-old cousin didn't make it, however.

Her "patients" were first taken to a nearby hospital but the hospital closed down after nurses started dying from the Ebola virus. So Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them medications. 

And she did so with remarkable success. Three out of her four patients survived. And what's also noteworthy is the fact that she didn't even contact the disease herself with a family full of Ebola sufferers.

Fatu, who's in her final year of nursing school, invented her own equipment. International aid workers heard about Fatu's "trash bag method" and are now teaching it to other West Africans who can't get into hospitals and don't have protective gear of their own.

Every day, several times a day for about two weeks, Fatu put trash bags over her socks and tied them in a knot over her calves. Then she put on a pair of rubber boots and then another set of trash bags over the boots.

She wrapped her hair in a pair of stockings and over that a trash bag. Next she donned a raincoat and four pairs of gloves on each hand, followed by a mask.

"I cried many times," she said. "I said 'God, you want to tell me I'm going to lose my entire family?'"

It takes a certain amount of skill and talent to nurse three people with Ebola in your house to full health without even contracting the disease yourself. It is clear that Fatu is destined to be a nurse especially after doing what thousands of nurses have failed to do even with protective gear. Hats off to her and her family for sticking the course.

Fatu's father is now working on getting his daughter a scholarship so that she can finish her final year in nursing school. I wish them all the best of luck.

Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.