BY Mary Jo Brooks
When the Ebola outbreak hit Liberia two years ago, all schools were forced to shut down to prevent further transmission of the disease. The neighborhood of Westpoint, in the capital city of Monrovia, was ground zero for Ebola and was also the area where most of Katie Meyler’s students lived.
Meyler, an American who had moved to Liberia years earlier as a recent college graduate, turned her school into an emergency response headquarters and raised money to buy two ambulances. She also bribed her way into the quarantined West Point so she could provide emotional support to the families of her students.
“Our plan was to do everything you can to keep everybody alive and then when you can’t do anything else, bring dignity in death.
Source: News Now/PBS News Hour