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Ebola Hero: George Deign

July 22nd, 2015 Posted by Heroes No Comment yet

My name is George Deign, I am 27 years old and I am part of the Ebola response team. I am a single parent raising one child.

As a person, I have played a role in serving my country and eradicating Ebola.

The thing I like about my community is that everyone is good and courageous.

Before Ebola, life was going on smoothly for me and I was a DJ working at radio stations and clubs but since the outbreak of Ebola all my businesses collapsed. Ebola has greatly affected me.

When we had the Ebola outbreak, I had no way to work since all dj activities were closed and I did not want to sit home so I decided to volunteer to save Sierra Leone.

This voluntary job is not easy and like I said before I was trained by DFID and MSF to work at red zones areas that are very risky. It was not easy for me to work at the red zone but I thank God and the Government because the cases have reduced.

My family was against me working at the red zone because they were scared that I day I would bring the virus in to the family. I thank God I was able to convince them that I am serving and leaving a legacy for my country. My friends mocked me but that was expected and I did not really care. When they see me in the PPE suit they laugh and make fun of me but just part of the society.

You have to put on your full PPE before you enter the high-risk zone where you perform your duties. My responsibility was cleaning the mess at the risk area but I also did a lot of errands except doing the job of the doctors or nurses.

During this Ebola outbreak I lost my job and since I was idle I decided to work at the red zone thereby leaving a legacy behind and serving my country.

My job is very much important because I am fighting to eradicate Ebola in Sierra Leone. I pay less attention to the benefits and work hard to leave a legacy for my people. I am working to save the lives of Sierra Leoneans.

I was having a hard time collecting sick people and bringing them to the red zone. Also when I get home my friend laugh and mock me which was very hard for me.

I encouraged myself that disease will soon end and I will get back to my normal ways of life. I keep on telling myself that I am doing a job for Sierra Leone so I kept my head up. As a hero I was fighting against a virus called Ebola which is a very dangerous disease that has infected our country but I thank God we are on the verge of defeating the Virus.

It took the Grace of God, training and advices given to us by DFID on how to dress using the PPE to win the fight against Ebola.

I was self inspired since Ebola has left me jobless, I took it upon myself to volunteer and save Sierra Leone from the deadly disease no matter the circumstances.

My younger sis was the one inspiring me whilst I was working.

My lesson and advice to people is to tell them that Ebola is real and it is not a joke so I am advising everyone to pray for the end of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

We are praying for the end of this disease and for it never to return again and frankly nobody’s not even the kids are wishing for Ebola. My advice is for us to be courageous and volunteer to work thereby eradicating Ebola.

Ebola has changed my life because now I can stand on my own and take care of myself with no help from my sister. Ebola has provided a job for me even though it is not easy but I thank God.

My struggle now is after the Ebola the Government should not forget about those of us that volunteered during those hard times risking our lives to save Sierra Leone. Also we thank God we now have fewer cases which means we have been doing a great job and soon we would defeat Ebola.

The best thing that can happen to me right now is for Ebola to end.

Like I said I went through the training and everybody is aware in the society that Ebola is real, so we use that power to advice people to take precautions. I believe I have played my role in eradicating Ebola.

My name is George Deign, I am 27 years old and I am part of the Ebola response team. I am a single parent raising one child.

As a person, I have played a role in serving my country and eradicating Ebola.

The thing I like about my community is that everyone is good and courageous.

 

 

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