14 Jan
2020

Ebola Survivor Wants Gov’t ‘Dollar Rally’ for Survivors

first_imgA survivor of the deadly Ebola virus disease and driver of Representative Saah Joseph’s ambulance during the heat of outbreak is calling on the government to help conduct a nationwide ‘dollar rally’ to support all Ebola survivors and orphans in the country.Speaking to newsmen yesterday at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism regular press briefing in Monrovia, Foday Gallah explained that many of the Ebola survivors were finding it very difficult to survive since recovering from the deadly disease.Ebola survivors throughout the country are finding life difficult especially due to the stigma and trauma with which they have to cope in their various communities, work places and homes, he stated.  “But I believe that government can help to address some of these challenges, including the improvement of survivors’ lives in society,” he said.“We are survivors and not a virus and need to be treated with care because we can help greatly in the fight against Ebola by telling our own story and experiences. We need the support of the government, various communities, friends and family members if the trauma and stress we are facing are to be reduced,” he said.If nothing is done by government and its partners to support Ebola survivors and orphans, Foday fears that some of them might likely engage in prostitution, criminality and other unlawful acts that will be harmful to the society in the near  future.Ebola is a deadly disease that usually disgraces people before killing them, he noted, and anyone surviving the disease must be supported in order to overcome the trauma and stress, including the future impact that causes many people to suffer from other sicknesses after recovering from the Ebola virus disease. “During the height of the crisis,” he explained, “we saw that things were terribly unbearable for our people.  People were dying in our hands, others in the ambulance, and we saw some people being denied by centers due to lack of space to care for them.”Foday revealed that he contracted the virus from a little boy who last August lost his parents and other family members to the deadly virus. He himself had transported them to the treatment center but none of them but the little boy survived the disease, Foday recalled.“After I dropped some of the patients at the ETU, I received this call and had to quickly get there to bring the patient over, but only to reach there and see this little boy vomiting, with no one to get him out or provide medical support,” Foday explained.He further disclosed that, “When these people, about seven of them, died, I informed the family that in case of anything, please call me. After two days they called and informed me that the four-year old boy was vomiting and needed medication.  And because people were distancing themselves from sick people, we had to do these things ourselves.“Husbands were leaving their wives for fear of contracting the disease. Family members, too, were also leaving relatives.  We saw children who fell prey to the disease in our very presence. We needed to do something to help our people and this was how some of us contracted the virus.”He said he was confident that together with the community, government and its partners, the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease can be sustained.  Foday warned citizens not to be complacent and should not relax until Liberia is totally free of the disease, or announced by World Health Organization (WHO) that Liberia is Ebola-free.Foday Gallah, who has been described as one of the heroes in the fight against Ebola in Liberia, hailed District 13 where  Representative Saah Joseph’s  Population Communication International (PCI) and family members are located.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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29 Dec
2019

SERVICE STATION RE-OPENS AFTER FUEL MISHAP

first_imgA well-known garage forecourt is back in business after a fuel mishap.The Lagg Service Station in Milford took a fuel delivery yesterday.But 25,000 litres of diesel and petrol was put into the WRONG tanks. When two lorries arrived last night to remove the fuel, local people feared the garage – which is in administration after going bust – was going to close for good.However new loads of fuel were delivered today to the garage. SERVICE STATION RE-OPENS AFTER FUEL MISHAP was last modified: June 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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22 Dec
2019

BUNCRANA HIPHOP DANCERS THROUGH TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

first_imgElite Dance Academy in Buncrana are to represent Ireland at The World HipHop Championships in Glasgow in August.“My Dancers are in the Advanced/Champion Level and they are just amazing, all their hard work and dedication has paid off,” said Clare McCarron.“They are an amazing group of children and I am so proud of them. Words cannot describe how I’m feeling today as their Dance Teacher. Here are their Amazing Results –Clares Accessories 1st in under 10’s Champion Crews2Krew4U 1st in Under 18’s Champion CrewsAoife Mceleney1st Place in SolosKatelyn Doherty 1st in SolosAine noone 1st in SolosSarahmarie Duffy 3rd in SolosEirn Fullerton 3rd in SolosCiara Blaney 4th in SolosNatasha Grant 2nd in SolosAimee McLaughlin 4th SolosGráinne Mc Laughlin 5th solosCiara Blaney & Aoife mc Eleney 1st in doublesNatasha Grant & Aimee Mc Laughlin 2nd in doublesCaoimhe Odonnell & Niamh Mc Fadden 3rd in doublesClaire Duffy & graine mc laughlin 2nd in DoublesAine noone & eirn fullerton 1st in DoublesKatelyn doherty & Sarahmarie 2nd in Doubles…!!!BUNCRANA HIPHOP DANCERS THROUGH TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranadancerselite dance academyWorld Championshipslast_img read more

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