The Woman Who Lost Her Two Children To Ebola Cries Out Over Liberian Son Who Died In Nigeria

Madam Sawyer ,inset,her two children who died as a result of Ebola
Heartbroken mother of Mr Patrick Sawyer, the 40-year-old man, who brought Ebola to Nigeria is demanding the ashes of his cremated son.

Sawyer’s remains were burnt after his death of Ebola in Lagos on July 25.

“I can’t stand it,”. “I can’t sleep. Every day I think about them,” Georgia Nah, told NBC 10 at her Southwest Philly home, United States.

Sawyer became ill just a few weeks after rushing to the bedside of his sick sister, 27-year-old Princess Nyuennyue, who was hospitalized in early July in Liberia, where she lived with her fiancée and son.

 “I didn’t even know she was sick,” said Nah as she choked back tears.

Nyuennyue died July 7-- one day after her brother visited her.

But hospital officials did not test the woman for Ebola until after her death – meaning her brother had no way of knowing he was exposed to the virus.

About two weeks after his sister’s death, Sawyer -- in Liberia since 2008 for his work with the foreign government’s Ministry of Finance -- was sent to Nigeria on assignment.

He collapsed as the plane touched down July 20 and was rushed to a hospital, where he was quarantined until his death five days later. He left behind a wife and three daughters, who he visited regularly at their home in Minnesota.

“My children were good children,” Nah said.

Nyennetue was buried in Liberia. But more than two weeks after Sawyer’s death, his family is still working to have his ashes returned to the states.

“At least send me something,” Nah said. “To know that here are the death certificates, the results of the Ebola. I don’t have anything.”

A memorial service for Patrick and his sister will be held in Philadelphia, United States on August 23.

Nearly 1,000 people have died so far in West Africa in what is believed to be the worst outbreak of Ebola in history.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. May God console this woman,it is really traumatic,except that Nigerians cannot forgive her son for bringing Ebola to our Land. Why didn't he travel to the US? Where they would have carried out a quick research to save him,since they know about the virus.

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