first_imgCaldwell- Laurence Doe Innis, the brother of Liberia’s latest confirmed Ebola patient who passed away last week, has been experiencing shame and agony.The late Ruth Tugheh, 44, became ill on March 15 and admitted herself on Thursday of the same week after complaining of a sore throat and body pain. Unfortunately, Laurence was the one who took his sick sister to the hospital before her death. He says that he never knew that his sister was suffering from Ebola.According to the teary eyed man, it was his girlfriend, who’s name has not been mentioned, that helped the sick woman to sell her market of spaghetti and beans before she could was admitted to the hospital.“When Ruth couldn’t sell for herself for those four days, it was Laurence’s woman who helped. She would bring whatever she made on the school campus back to Ruth,” added Kelvin, his roommate.Laurence and his girlfriend are both being quarantined among the more than 80 people being quarantined in and around Ruth’s residence.Before Ruth’s death, rumor circulated in Caldwell about Laurence, and every day since then, Kelvin says, has been nothing but chaos for the two.Kelvin, who has become somewhat of a spokesperson for Laurence says, “The people in  the house where he lives would not allow him to enter. There came a time they began threatening to kill him and burn him alive,” he added.Kelvin says he has been actively fighting the fight against Ebola since it entered Caldwell before Ruth’s case. He feels that Laurence’s situation is sad.“He can’t even go home. I had to call the police the other night because of the chaos in our yard. They said he had Ebola according to one of my colleagues, Paradise, who came to our house to tell them,” he shared.“But it’s a lie.  So far Laurence has not begun to show any signs of sickness, so what my colleague did was bad,” he added.According to Paradise, who is an active contact tracer, he says he was not the one to have started the stigma on Laurence.“The yard says a boy driving a motorcycle gave them the information and since everyone knows that I drive one, they asked if it was me by name, and they said yes. But I would never do that,” he stated.Meanwhile, Laurence was whisked away to a secret location early last week by an organization that asked not to be mentioned.“He’s being protected for 21 days until we can figure out how to help him. Now that his sister has died, he was among the group that went to bury her and has decided to stay where we did the burial,” one of the organizers mentioned.Laurence, who does nothing but cry when he thinks about his family’s ordeal, seems to be in a safe place now.  Everyone in Caldwell has wished the family well and look forward to hearing that no one else has fallen to the disease.“So far Ruth’s daughter’s second test came back negative and she is okay, but we still worry for Laurence, his woman and the boy who slept with Ruth. We pray all goes well for them,” Kelvin added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSporting legends Shay Given and Martin O’Neill have sent a Donegal school messages of support in a project aimed at giving racism the boot.Busy students from 5th and 6th class in St Eunan’s National School in Raphoe are getting set to reveal a fantastic piece of art on Tuesday when they unveil their “Show Racism the Red Card” mosaic.The 6’x4’ artwork is based on a picture by 5th class student Gemma McGlynn, but the amazing project involved every class member The busy children scanned and enlarged Gemma’s picture and then sent out small cards asking people to support their campaign, which were then stuck back on the board to form the picture again.And all the students in the class wrote letters and were involved in putting the pieces back on the board as the picture came together again over the past few weeks.As well as sports stars and personalities, they also wrote to many more people including journalists, clergy and politicians and were delighted with the response.Among the replies received was a hand-written letter from Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill saying he was delighted to support them, while Shay Given also returned his signed card and sent the class posters and a dvd. Donegal stars Patrick McBrearty and Rory Kavanagh are also among the many who have signed while local clergy, sports club members and parents of the children have also added their names to the impressive artwork.The children are getting set to put the final pieces on the board today and tomorrow morning before the big reveal at 2pm in the school hall on Tuesday when everyone is welcome to come along.© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySPORTING LEGENDS HELP RAPHOE STUDENTS GIVE RACISM THE RED CARD was last modified: March 4th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:RaphoeShow Racism the Red CardSt Eunan’s NAtional Schoollast_img read more