10. Using Ingenuity and Love to Fight Ebola
Among the many people who have been caring for people stricken with the Ebola virus, Fatu Kekula stands out for making a way out of no way.
After her family members were turned away from hospitals near their home in Liberia, she took matters into her own hands — using trash bags to create protective gear. She saved her parents and sister; a cousin didn’t make it.
Kekula plans to resume her nursing studies in the United States next month. IAMprojects.org is raising funds to cover her expenses at Emory University in Atlanta, meeting half of the $40,000 goal by Christmas Eve.
“Her bravery, dedication and innovation are a source of hope for Liberians and Africans everywhere that Ebola can and will be defeated,” organizers said. “Today, her inventive personal protective equipment from household materials is currently being adopted where resources are lacking to respond to the virulent disease.”