iStock/Thinkstock(MONROVIA, Liberia) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed the lives of at least 672 people in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, but one person who survived the virulent disease is shedding light on what it’s like to battle the virus.
Tawa Tamba, a mother of three in Liberia, was recently discharged after fighting off the potentially fatal disease.
Tawa’s husband became very ill and died about four weeks ago. Tawa then went to a clinic run by the group Samaritan’s Purse when one of her children fell ill with symptoms similar to that of her husband’s.
Two of her children died, and she herself became very sick, according to Dr. Azaria Marthyman of Samaritan’s Purse.
Tawa eventually recovered and was discharged on July 20.
“Tawa expressed her gratitude to God foremost and to all those who helped,” Marthyman wrote in a blog post on the group’s website.
“Thank you for praying for me every time you treated me!” Tawa told the staff, according to Marthyman.
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