This Dancing Boy Beats Ebola, Proves He’s More Than A Statistic
The ebola virus seems like a faceless, unknowable threat, doesn’t it? Do you just turn away when you just see the word come up? You should keep reading, because this story will change how you look at this completely.
Mamadee was an 11 year old patient of Doctors Without Borders in Foya, Liberia. Yes, he had ebola. Yes, it was terrible, he could have died, and he was part of a terrifying statistic.
But things got better. He started feeling OK, and then suddenly decided to start dancing to amuse his fellow patients. Maybe, just maybe, he also wanted to reclaim his happiness, and not be defined by having that disease.
Ebola did not define who he is. People who got sick and passed away from ebola are not defined by ebola. They are all real people, with feelings and dreams, like all of us.