The recent news that a patient at a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus has caused a stir in the United States. But for many Americans, Ebola has already hit very close to home.
Decontee Kofa Sawyer of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, lost her husband to the disease. Patrick Sawyer was working as a diplomat in Liberia. He collapsed after getting off a plane in Lagos, Nigeria, where he was scheduled to attend a conference before returning to Minnesota to celebrate two of his three daughters’ birthdays.