Hope in the Midst of an Outbreak: William and Patrick's Story / by Morgana Wingard

This is the first video in a series that was rolled out as part of #ISurvivedEbola, a multidimensional trans-media campaign that places West African Ebola survivors and their stories at the center of efforts to stop the spread of the virus. Ebola survivor William Poopei narrates the video, telling the story of how he and his son, Patrick, contracted and recovered from Ebola in Liberia. In a voice that only occasionally belies the grief he has experienced, William tells the world how he lost his wife and 13 other family members to suspected Ebola, and how early treatment helped him and Patrick recover. He closes the piece with a commitment to continue to educate his fellow Liberians so that they can protect themselves – a commitment that will drive #ISurvivedEbola. Follow the survivors' stories at www.facebook.com/isurvivedebola.org Music: Yusuke Tsutsumi, 2001, license held by Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 Unported, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Yusuke_Tsutsumi/