22-year-old Fatu Kekula nursed her entire family through Ebola. Her father. Her mother. Her sister. Her cousin. Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them medications.
And she did so with remarkable success. Three out of her four patients survived. That’s a 25% death rate — considerably better than the estimated Ebola death rate of 70%.
Fatu stayed healthy, which is noteworthy considering that more than 300 health care workers have become infected with Ebola, and she didn’t even have personal protection equipment — those white space suits and goggles used in Ebola treatment units.
Instead Fatu, who’s in her final year of nursing school, invented her own equipment. International aid workers heard about Fatu’s “trash bag method” and are now teaching it to other West Africans who can’t get into hospitals and don’t have protective gear of their own
DUDE. SHE MANAGED TO GET A FUCKING 75% SURVIVAL RATE OUT OF A DISEASE WITH A 70% DEATH RATE.
Can we talk about that scene where Annalise is taking off her makeup? This woman is shedding away what we see on the surface - Prof. Keating, the effortlessly beautiful, strong, fierce defense lawyer that will do all that she can to win a case - to what she is feeling inside - a tired, emotionally worn woman furious at her husband’s infidelity.
a moment of silence/appreciation for just how much Viola Davis conveyed without uttering a single world as Annalise took off her makeup and wig and adornments and stripped down to the bare naked core of herself. you could feel her exhaustion and loneliness and sorrow and yet, the quiet strength…