Douboma Wieh had given up hope.
Suffering for a month, she had traveled to four rural clinics and one city hospital desperate for help.
Her suspected diagnosis wasn’t cancer or heart disease. It was COVID-19. But the hospital had no treatment available.
By then Douboma and her husband, who live in rural Liberia, had run out of money. So Douboma was left with little choice but to go home to die.
But there was one remaining clinic where they had not yet appealed for help.
As Douboma lay in her home drifting into unconsciousness, someone suggested they make one last appeal for help.
So family members and a few volunteers eased Douboma’s small frame into an improvised hammock made by tying the ends of a blanket to a pole.