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I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by chizzypie: 9:27am On Jan 03, 2015
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The only child of the late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, Bankole Cardoso, who at the heart of everything good during the disastrous Ebola epidemic has opened up on her death and last moments.

Dr Adadevoh identified the disease in infected Liberian, Patrick Sawyer and prevented him from leaving the First Consultant Hospital in Obalende, where she worked, despite immense pressure. She died of Ebola on August 19, 2014.

In a recent interview with NPR, the founder of taxi service, EasyTaxi revealed that life without his mum has been devastating.

He began by narrating how his mum encountered Patrick Sawyer, the first time:

“She’s synonymous with First Consultants Hospital. Upon seeing the patient, she was told that he was coming from Liberia, so she immediately suspected that he may have an infectious disease, because he was being treated for malaria at the time. And she noticed that it seemed as if he was bleeding on the surface of his skin. So that was the first time I ever heard her speak about Ebola.

“All I remember her saying at the time — this was just her nature, never about herself — just I remember what she was saying was that he seemed scared, the patient. And so she was praying for him and telling him everything will be fine.

“Just like her normal self, as you would hear from anyone in Nigeria that has come across her, that she is completely selfless. She gives her all to all her patients. When someone is ill, she is happy to do an in-house call, she’s happy to do anything to make sure they’re fine.

“Beyond the medicine, she was always there for people. I remember her being so affected that he was so scared and worried about himself, when she had to tell him that she believes he has an infectious disease. Later on, I found out that when he was told he had an infectious disease, he went bananas, he was furious and he demanded to be released from the hospital.

“At that point, and this I know as well, the Liberian government was calling her and pressuring her to release him, that he had come for an important meeting, an international conference in Calabar — in the eastern part of Nigeria.

“So they demanded for him to be released, citing that he was kidnapped by the hospital and that it’s against his human rights to keep him there. They threatened her multiple times. She stood her ground. There was no way to let him go because he was putting the rest of Nigeria at risk if he left the hospital.”

On how she handled the news of being infected with the deadly virus, he said:

“On the Monday I believe they did the test. By the Tuesday or Wednesday it was confirmed. I remember her being preoccupied the whole time, with this on her mind that she has an Ebola patient.

“When she fell ill herself, it was more my dad noticing. Normally she’s an extremely active person. But one Saturday she seemed to be just taking her time, not really her normal self.

“So he suspected and we spoke, and she says she feels okay. When she didn’t go to work on Monday and Tuesday is when she started to feel ill.

“She didn’t want to go into the isolation unit. Because when the Liberian national was at her hospital, I remember she used the world uninhabitable. That that place was uninhabitable [the isolation unit that was being made ready by the health authorities].

“Eventually, two days later, an ambulance came and we went to the isolation unit. The WHO doctor said he has dealt with hundreds of Ebola patients. In every five, two walk away, two have to be managed, one dies.

“And so he said that, in this condition, where he was working with bare health bones, understaffed, he was really battling and it’s going to be a tough situation.

“Then the doctor was speaking to her and after he told us he suspects she has this disease. Of course at that point, I completely lost it, but I spoke to her and she was like, do not worry, this thing is not going to kill me.”

Reflecting on her last moments, he said

“Suddenly, every day seemed to be getting worse and worse, so [the doctor] told us to prepare ourselves for what was to come.

“Five days later she was still there. And things seemed to be getting better, perhaps. And [the doctor], for the first time he had something to say — maybe it could be neurological damage at the end of the day.

“This was probably day eight or nine. This was my birthday.

“The next day we come expecting some more positive news, and that day the story just changes. He says it will be a matter of time, until she died.”

He further revealed how his father saved him from not giving up after her death;

“My dad was able to comfort me, but I was lost completely. Devastating doesn’t come close or even cover it. Anger, confusion – they’re probably the two most forceful feelings I had. It was difficult at the beginning as we began to grieve. Her picture was everywhere, in the newspapers, on television, on social media. But now it helps in the sense that people are offering genuine support. This came from our nucleus of family and friends to begin with. But then after that, it has become even bigger. And so, I was comforted by people I know and now I’m being comforted by people I don’t even know.

He concluded saying

“It’s definitely not the same. Every household connected to our family feels the same. There’s just something missing. Because, like I mentioned, she was this special bond between every single one of us. She just had this special relationship with everybody.”

Source:http://dailypost.ng/2015/01/02/losing-mum-ebola-devastating-late-doctor-adadevohs-son-opens/

http://www..com.ng/2015/01/still-devastated-losing-mum-ebola-late-dr-stella-adadevohs-son-recounts-mums-last-moments.html

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by Nobody: 9:36am On Jan 03, 2015
Sorry for the loss bro you shall meet to part no more.

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by thorpido(m): 9:47am On Jan 03, 2015
Sorry about the loss of your mum son.She paid the ultimate price in the course of her practice.Her professionalism and insistence on Sawyer not leaving the hospital saved a lot of lives.
We appreciate.

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by eleojo23: 11:50am On Jan 03, 2015
She deserves accolades for her bravery.

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by scribble: 11:50am On Jan 03, 2015
I see a hero
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by Jostico: 11:51am On Jan 03, 2015
sorry bro
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by kilokeys(m): 11:51am On Jan 03, 2015
Lacomus:
Sorry for the loss bro you shall meet to part no more.
u dey swear for d guy?.. did he tell u he is ready to meet her? undecided

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by TheRealCoolHunK: 11:52am On Jan 03, 2015
What can we do for this guy? His mom is a hero. We ought to shower him with love.

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by Jostico: 11:53am On Jan 03, 2015
that woman sha.*sad*
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by Brightology2(m): 11:53am On Jan 03, 2015
K
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by davvyRanking: 11:54am On Jan 03, 2015
hmmmmmmm
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by okotv(m): 11:54am On Jan 03, 2015
it shall be well
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by baybeeboi: 11:54am On Jan 03, 2015
A Hero.
In the western world a foundation will be named after this woman..
.
If not for this Woman most of this Legosian eWarriors won't be here today

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by pekeyim: 11:55am On Jan 03, 2015
Poor dude


She was a Hero.
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by elantraceey(f): 11:55am On Jan 03, 2015
Sorry for your loss , your mom was indeed a hero.
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by lionduke(m): 11:55am On Jan 03, 2015
Sorry for your loss boy, I want you to know that your mum didn't die in vain, She died a hero.
She will always be remembered for her service and sacrifice to humanity.

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by Nobody: 11:55am On Jan 03, 2015
Life is harsh. Sometimes, we wonder if it has any meaning. Yes, it does. To transcend from a human being to an idea. To live on in the hearts of people. To show compassion and mercy. To live beyond self. I love your Mom and I hope to be like her.

RIP Ma.

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by jackymfon: 11:56am On Jan 03, 2015
This actually brought tears to my eyes. She was one hell of a woman.!!
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by yummiliciouz(f): 11:56am On Jan 03, 2015
The good Doc. Really deserves to be d "woman of the year".... May her soul rest in eternal peace!!

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by DancingSkeleton(m): 11:57am On Jan 03, 2015
Eyaa
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by tundeayo2020: 11:57am On Jan 03, 2015
She is a legend . A hero, a saviour
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by obowunmi(m): 11:58am On Jan 03, 2015
Shame and disgrace on the Liberian govt I can't believe they threatened her. Wicked. angry angry

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by wunmi590(m): 11:59am On Jan 03, 2015
Srry bro, is jst 1 of dos tins dt hppn in dt career
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by teemanbastos(m): 12:01pm On Jan 03, 2015
PAINFUL NARRATION
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by Aust1n(m): 12:01pm On Jan 03, 2015
Sowie son is jus gonna b fine. My fwend's mum is in liberia sinc d lst 4months. Volunteerd by Nigeria Govt 2 gv support 2 d Ebola patients in Liberia. It is well

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by BE811APP: 12:01pm On Jan 03, 2015
Its well with your family...
She did what was best..
Some people would have not cared.. If Swayer goes anywhere...
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by Freshface: 12:02pm On Jan 03, 2015
May her soul RIP! She's indeed a hero! If she had let him out of that hospital, Nigeria wud av bn finished! Thank God! Thank u ma'am.
Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by Athanatos(m): 12:02pm On Jan 03, 2015
Brightology2:
K


Wazz your problem sef?


I really feel this boy's pain. The pain of facing his young adulthood without a mother's love.


May God give him the strength to continue.



Amen.

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by deebrain(m): 12:03pm On Jan 03, 2015
With our level of hygiene in this country, i just imagine if this woman was not available or had compromised. That sickness would have been terrible here.

But somebody saved an entire nation.

Anytime i read her story.... I just hang up. So touching-yet inspiring!

May God continue to grant this hero peace!

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Re: I'm Still Devastated - Late Dr Stella Adadevoh's Son Recounts Mum’s Last Moment by baybeeboi: 12:05pm On Jan 03, 2015
sonOfLucifer:
Life is harsh. Sometimes, we wonder if it has any meaning. Yes, it does. To transcend from a human being to an idea. To live on in the hearts of people. To show compassion and mercy. To live beyond self. I love your Mom and I hope to be like her.

RIP Ma.

Very much unlike ur username nd signature

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