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The 13-year-old Ebola survivor leaves a message on a wall at the MSF Ebola unit: “Yes, it is possible to beat Ebola
Medicines Sans Frontieires on Monday said it has discharged the 509th person to recover from the deadly Ebola virus at its ELWA-3 facility in Paynesville outside Monrovia.

The 13-year-old boy was driven home by an MSF vehicle on 19 February to be reunited with his elder sister and two younger brothers.
“He has been our only confirmed patient for a few weeks. The entire medical team was caring for him,” said Gloria Lougon, head nurse in ELWA3. “All our energy and determination was put into helping this boy fight the virus and recover.”
As the young patient is a football lover, the team organized the screening of the semifinal match between Germany and Brazil at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
It was three days after his blood sample finally tested Ebola-negative, meaning the kid could be reunited with his beloved family.
Before leaving ELWA3, the hopefully last survivor left his tiny handprint on the walls to remind everyone an important message: “Yes, it is possible to beat Ebola”.


Medicines Sans Frontieires on Monday said it has discharged the 509th person to recover from the deadly Ebola virus at its ELWA-3 facility in Paynesville outside Monrovia.
The 13-year-old boy was driven home by an MSF vehicle on 19 February to be reunited with his elder sister and two younger brothers.
“He has been our only confirmed patient for a few weeks. The entire medical team was caring for him,” said Gloria Lougon, head nurse in ELWA3. “All our energy and determination was put into helping this boy fight the virus and recover.”
As the young patient is a football lover, the team organized the screening of the semifinal match between Germany and Brazil at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
It was three days after his blood sample finally tested Ebola-negative, meaning the kid could be reunited with his beloved family.
Before leaving ELWA3, the hopefully last survivor left his tiny handprint on the walls to remind everyone an important message: “Yes, it is possible to beat Ebola”.