Dr. Sheik Umar Khan contracted the virus ebola and died tuesday afternoon
The virologist treated more than 100 pacients at the hospital in Kenema, in Sierra Leone. He was the only specialist in viral haemorrhagic fevers the country had. Despite wearing protective gear, dr. Sheik Umar Khan was infected, dying less than a week after his diagnosis was anounced. Three nurses at the facility also died. They gave their lives to save others. Their sacrifice is moving and feed our faith in humanity, specially when there are so many people in the world who chooses to dedicate themselves to killing and destruction.
The Guardian published an interview with an MSF psychologist who reveals the trauma of dealing with the ebola outbreak for medics, cleaners and the families of the dead. Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter also mentions the joy they feel when someone is cured.
It seems easier to take care of children than help older people or even loved ones who have Alzheimer's Disease. Those are useful words to remind us to be patient with those in great need.
Do not ask me to remember Don't try to make me understand Let me rest and know you're with me Kiss my cheek and hold my hand
I'm confused beyond your concept I am sad and sick and lost All I know is that I need you To be with me at all costs
Please do not lose your patience with me Do not scold me or curse or cry I can't help the way I'm acting I can't be different though I try
Just remember that I need you And that the best of me is gone Please don't fail to stand beside me And love me 'til my life is done
Possibly, the wise author of this poem is Owen Darnell, who cared for his wife Esther while her memory was being erased by Alzheimer's Disease. After having a health problem, Darnell had to put Esther in a nursing home, where he visited her daily. He wrote a booklet called "A Room Without Doors" to help caregivers.
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