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MUST READ! Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death…Dr. Ada Igonoh survived Ebola – This is her Story

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As Nigeria battles with the outbreak of Ebola, we consistently commend the dedication and selflessness of the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Lives have been lost, and families have had to undergo the trauma of isolation. The fear of the unknown even very crippling. We read about the numbers in the news, but when we put a face to the news reports, it brings it home. Dr. Ada Igonoh of First Consultants Hospital is one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer. She was infected by the virus and miraculously, she survives to share her story with BellaNaija.

It is a long read but definitely worth reading as Dr. Ada details her experience. It’s a really gripping read which shows the story of strength, faith and dedication. We are grateful to Ada for sharing her story with us.

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On the night of Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer was wheeled into the Emergency Room at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, with complaints of fever and body weakness. The male doctor on call admitted him as a case of malaria and took a full history. Knowing that Mr Sawyer had recently arrived from Liberia, the doctor asked if he had been in contact with an Ebola patient in the last couple of weeks, and Mr. Sawyer denied any such contact. He also denied attending any funeral ceremony recently. Blood samples were taken for full blood count, malaria parasites, liver function test and other baseline investigations. He was admitted into a private room and started on antimalarial drugs and analgesics. That night, the full blood count result came back as normal and not indicative of infection.

The following day however, his condition worsened. He barely ate any of his meals. His liver function test result showed his liver enzymes were markedly elevated. We then took samples for HIV and hepatitis screening.
At about 5.00pm, he requested to see a doctor. I was the doctor on call that night so I went in to see him. He was lying in bed with his intravenous (I.V.) fluid bag removed from its metal stand and placed beside him. He complained that he had stooled about five times that evening and that he wanted to use the bathroom again. I picked up the I.V. bag from his bed and hung it back on the stand. I told him I would inform a nurse to come and disconnect the I.V. so he could conveniently go to the bathroom. I walked out of his room and went straight to the nurses’ station where I told the nurse on duty to disconnect his I.V. I then informed my Consultant, Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh about the patient’s condition and she asked that he be placed on some medications.

The following day, the results for HIV and hepatitis screening came out negative. As we were preparing for the early morning ward rounds, I was approached by an ECOWAS official who informed me that Patrick Sawyer had to catch an 11 o’clock flight to Calabar for a retreat that morning. He wanted to know if it would be possible. I told him it wasn’t, as he was acutely ill. Dr. Adadevoh also told him the patient could certainly not leave the hospital in his condition. She then instructed me to write very boldly on his chart that on no account should Patrick Sawyer be allowed out of the hospital premises without the permission of Dr. Ohiaeri, our Chief Medical Consultant. All nurses and doctors were duly informed.

During our early morning ward round with Dr. Adadevoh, we concluded that this was not malaria and that the patient needed to be screened for Ebola Viral Disease. She immediately started calling laboratories to find out where the test could be carried out. She was eventually referred to Professor Omilabu of the LUTH Virology Reference Lab in Idi-Araba whom she called immediately. Prof. Omilabu told her to send blood and urine samples to LUTH straight away. She tried to reach the Lagos State Commissioner for Health but was unable to contact him at the time. She also put calls across to officials of the Federal Ministry of Health and National Centre for Disease Control.

Dr. Adadevoh at this time was in a pensive mood. Patrick Sawyer was now a suspected case of Ebola, perhaps the first in the country. He was quarantined, and strict barrier nursing was applied with all the precautionary measures we could muster. Dr. Adadevoh went online, downloaded information on Ebola and printed copies which were distributed to the nurses, doctors and ward maids. Blood and urine samples were sent to LUTH that morning. Protective gear, gloves, shoe covers and facemasks were provided for the staff. A wooden barricade was placed at the entrance of the door to keep visitors and unauthorized personnel away from the patient.
Despite the medications prescribed earlier, the vomiting and diarrhea persisted. The fever escalated from 38c to 40c.

On the morning of Wednesday 23rd July, the tests carried out in LUTH showed a signal for Ebola. Samples were then sent to Dakar, Senegal for a confirmatory test. Dr. Adadevoh went for several meetings with the Lagos State Ministry of Health. Thereafter, officials from Lagos State came to inspect the hospital and the protective measures we had put in place.

The following day, Thursday 24th July, I was again on call. At about 10.00pm Mr. Sawyer requested to see me. I went into the newly created dressing room, donned my protective gear and went in to see him. He had not been cooperating with the nurses and had refused any additional treatment. He sounded confused and said he received a call from Liberia asking for a detailed medical report to be sent to them. He also said he had to travel back to Liberia on a 5.00am flight the following morning and that he didn’t want to miss his flight. I told him that I would inform Dr. Adadevoh. As I was leaving the room, I met Dr. Adadevoh dressed in her protective gear along with a nurse and another doctor. They went into his room to have a discussion with him and as I heard later to reset his I.V. line which he had deliberately removed after my visit to his room.

At 6:30am, Friday 25th July, I got a call from the nurse that Patrick Sawyer was completely unresponsive. Again I put on the protective gear and headed to his room. I found him slumped in the bathroom. I examined him and observed that there was no respiratory movement. I felt for his pulse; it was absent. We had lost him. It was I who certified Patrick Sawyer dead. I informed Dr. Adadevoh immediately and she instructed that no one was to be allowed to go into his room for any reason at all. Later that day, officials from W.H.O came and took his body away. The test in Dakar later came out positive for Zaire strain of the Ebola virus. We now had the first official case of Ebola virus disease in Nigeria.

It was a sobering day. We all began to go over all that happened in the last few days, wondering just how much physical contact we had individually made with Patrick Sawyer. Every patient on admission was discharged that day and decontamination began in the hospital. We were now managing a crisis situation. The next day, Saturday 26th July, all staff of First Consultants attended a meeting with Prof. Nasidi of the National Centre for Disease Control, Prof Omilabu of LUTH Virology Reference Lab, and some officials of W.H.O. They congratulated us on the actions we had taken and enlightened us further about the Ebola Virus Disease. They said we were going to be grouped into high risk and low risk categories based on our individual level of exposure to Patrick Sawyer, the “index” case. Each person would receive a temperature chart and a thermometer to record temperatures in the morning and night for the next 21 days. We were all officially under surveillance. We were asked to report to them at the first sign of a fever for further blood tests to be done. We were reassured that we would all be given adequate care. The anxiety in the air was palpable.

The frenetic pace of life in Lagos, coupled with the demanding nature of my job as a doctor, means that I occasionally need a change of environment. As such, one week before Patrick Sawyer died, I had gone to my parents’ home for a retreat. I was still staying with them when I received my temperature chart and thermometer on Tuesday 29th of July. I could not contain my anxiety. People were talking Ebola everywhere – on television, online, everywhere. I soon started experiencing joint and muscle aches and a sore throat, which I quickly attributed to stress and anxiety. I decided to take malaria tablets. I also started taking antibiotics for the sore throat. The first couple of temperature readings were normal. Every day I would attempt to recall the period Patrick Sawyer was on admission – just how much direct and indirect contact did I have with him? I reassured myself that my contact with him was quite minimal. I completed the anti-malarials but the aches and pains persisted. I had loss of appetite and felt very tired.

On Friday 1st of August, my temperature read a high 38.7c. As I type this, I recall the anxiety I felt that morning. I could not believe what I saw on the thermometer. I ran to my mother’s room and told her. I did not go to work that day. I cautiously started using a separate set of utensils and cups from the ones my family members were using.

On Saturday 2nd of August, the fever worsened. It was now at 39c and would not be reduced by taking paracetamol. This was now my second day of fever. I couldn’t eat. The sore throat was getting worse. That was when I called the helpline and an ambulance was sent with W.H.O doctors who came and took a sample of my blood. Later that day, I started stooling and vomiting. I stayed away from my family. I started washing my plates and spoons myself. My parents meanwhile, were convinced that I could not have Ebola.

The following day, Sunday 3rd of August, I got a call from one of the doctors who came to take my sample the day before. He told me that the sample which was they had taken was not confirmatory, and that they needed another sample. He did not sound very coherent and I became worried. They came with the ambulance that afternoon and told me that I had to go with them to Yaba. I was confused. Couldn’t the second sample be taken in the ambulance like the previous one? He said a better-qualified person at the Yaba centre would take the sample. I asked if they would bring me back. He said “yes.” Even with the symptoms I did not believe I had Ebola. After all, my contact with Sawyer was minimal. I only touched his I.V. fluid bag just that once without gloves. The only time I actually touched him was when I checked his pulse and confirmed him dead, and I wore double gloves and felt adequately protected.

I told my parents I had to go with the officials to Yaba and that I would be back that evening. I wore a white top and a pair of jeans, and I put my iPad and phones in my bag.
A man opened the ambulance door for me and moved away from me rather swiftly. Strange behavior, I thought. They were friendly with me the day before, but that day, not so. No pleasantries, no smiles. I looked up and saw my mother watching through her bedroom window.
We soon got to Yaba. I really had no clue where I was. I knew it was a hospital. I was left alone in the back of the ambulance for over four hours. My mind was in a whirl. I didn’t know what to think. I was offered food to eat but I could barely eat the rice.

The ambulance door opened and a Caucasian gentleman approached me but kept a little distance. He said to me, “I have to inform you that your blood tested positive for Ebola. I am sorry.” I had no reaction. I think I must have been in shock. He then told me to open my mouth and he looked at my tongue. He said it was the typical Ebola tongue. I took out my mirror from my bag and took a look and I was shocked at what I saw. My whole tongue had a white coating, looked furry and had a long, deep ridge right in the middle. I then started to look at my whole body, searching for Ebola rashes and other signs as we had been recently instructed. I called my mother immediately and said, “Mummy, they said I have Ebola, but don’t worry, I will survive it. Please, go and lock my room now; don’t let anyone inside and don’t touch anything.” She was silent. I cut the line.

I was taken to the female ward. I was shocked at the environment. It looked like an abandoned building. I suspected it had not been in use for quite a while. As I walked in, I immediately recognized one of the ward maids from our hospital. She always had a smile for me but not this time. She was ill and she looked it. She had been stooling a lot too. I soon settled into my corner and looked around the room. It smelled of faeces and vomit. It also had a characteristic Ebola smell to which I became accustomed. Dinner was served – rice and stew. The pepper stung my mouth and tongue. I dropped the spoon. No dinner that night.

Dr. David, the Caucasian man who had met me at the ambulance on my arrival, came in wearing his full protective ‘hazmat’ suit and goggles. It was fascinating seeing one live. I had only seen them online. He brought bottles of water and ORS, the oral fluid therapy which he dropped by my bedside. He told me that 90 percent of the treatment depended on me. He said I had to drink at least 4.5 litres of ORS daily to replace fluids lost in stooling and vomiting. I told him I had stooled three times earlier and taken Imodium tablets to stop the stooling. He said it was not advisable, as the virus would replicate the more inside of me. It was better he said to let it out. He said good night and left.

My parents called. My uncle called. My husband called crying. He could not believe the news. My parents had informed him, as I didn’t even know how to break the news to him.
As I lay on my bed in that isolation ward, strangely, I did not fear for my life. I was confident that I would leave that ward some day. There was an inner sense of calm. I did not for a second think I would be consumed by the disease. That evening, the symptoms fully kicked in. I was stooling almost every two hours. The toilets did not flush so I had to fetch water in a bucket from the bathroom each time I used the toilet. I then placed another bucket beneath my bed for the vomiting.
On occasion I would run to the toilet with a bottle of ORS, so that as I was stooling, I was drinking.

The next day Monday 4th of August, I began to notice red rashes on my skin particularly on my arms. I had developed sores all over my mouth. My head was pounding so badly. The sore throat was so severe I could not eat. I could only drink the ORS. I took paracetamol for the pain. The ward maid across from me wasn’t doing so well. She had stopped speaking. I couldn’t even brush my teeth; the sores in my mouth were so bad. This was a battle for my life but I was determined I would not die.

Every morning, I began the day with reading and meditating on Psalm 91. The sanitary condition in the ward left much to be desired. The whole Ebola thing had caught everyone by surprise. Lagos State Ministry of Health was doing its best to contain the situation but competent hands were few. The sheets were not changed for days. The floor was stained with greenish vomitus and excrement. Dr. David would come in once or twice a day and help clean up the ward after chatting with us. He was the only doctor who attended to us. There was no one else at that time. The matrons would leave our food outside the door; we had to go get the food ourselves. They hardly entered in the initial days. Everyone was being careful. This was all so new. I could understand, was this not how we ourselves had contracted the disease? Mosquitoes were our roommates until they brought us mosquito nets.

Later that evening, Dr. David brought another lady into the ward. I recognized her immediately as Justina Ejelonu, a nurse who had started working at First Consultants on the 21st of July, a day after Patrick Saywer was admitted. She was on duty on the day Patrick reported that he was stooling. While she was attending to him that night, he had yanked off his drip, letting his blood flow almost like a tap onto her hands. Justina was pregnant and was brought into our ward bleeding from a suspected miscarriage. She had been told she was there only on observation. The news that she had contracted Ebola was broken to her the following day after results of her blood test came out positive. Justina was devastated and wept profusely – she had contracted Ebola on her first day at work.

My husband started visiting but was not allowed to come close to me. He could only see me from a window at a distance. He visited so many times. It was he who brought me a change of clothes and toiletries and other things I needed because I had not even packed a bag. I was grateful I was not with him at home when I fell ill or he would most certainly have contracted the disease. My retreat at my parents’ home turned out to be the instrumentality God used to shield and save him.

I drank the ORS fluid like my life depended on it. Then I got a call from my pastor. He had been informed about my predicament. He called me every single day morning and night and would pray with me over the phone. He later sent me a CD player, CDs of messages on faith and healing, and Holy Communion packs through my husband. My pastor, who also happens to be a medical doctor, encouraged me to monitor how many times I had stooled and vomited each day and how many bottles of ORS I had consumed. We would then discuss the disease and pray together. He asked me to do my research on Ebola since I had my iPad with me and told me that he was also doing his study. He wanted us to use all relevant information on Ebola to our advantage. So I researched and found out all I could about the strange disease that has been in existence for 38 years. My research, my faith, my positive view of life, the extended times of prayer, study and listening to encouraging messages boosted my belief that I would survive the Ebola scourge.

There are five strains of the virus and the deadliest of them is the Zaire strain, which was what I had. But that did not matter. I believed I would overcome even the deadliest of strains. Infected patients who succumb to the disease usually die between 6 to 16 days after the onset of the disease from multiple organ failure and shock caused by dehydration. I was counting the days and keeping myself well hydrated. I didn’t intend to die in that ward.

My research gave me ammunition. I read that as soon as the virus gets into the body, it begins to replicate really fast. It enters the blood cells, destroys them and uses those same blood cells to aggressively invade other organs where they further multiply. Ideally, the body’s immune system should immediately mount up a response by producing antibodies to fight the virus. If the person is strong enough, and that strength is sustained long enough for the immune system to kill off the viruses, the patient is likely to survive. If the virus replicates faster than the antibodies can handle however, further damage is done to the organs. Ebola can be likened to a multi-level, multi-organ attack but I had no intention of letting the deadly virus destroy my system. I drank more ORS. I remember saying to myself repeatedly, “I am a survivor, I am a survivor.”

I also found out that a patient with Ebola cannot be re-infected and they cannot relapse back into the disease as there is some immunity conferred on survivors. My pastor and I would discuss these findings, interpret them as it related to my situation and pray together. I looked forward to his calls. They were times of encouragement and strengthening. I continued to meditate on the Word of God. It was my daily bread.

Shortly after Justina came into the ward, the ward maid, Mrs Ukoh passed on. The disease had gotten into her central nervous system. We stared at her lifeless body in shock. It was a whole 12 hours before officials of W.H.O came and took her body away. The ward had become the house of death. The whole area surrounding her bed was disinfected with bleach. Her mattress was taken and burned.

To contain the frequent diarrhea, I had started wearing adult diapers, as running to the toilet was no longer convenient for me. The indignity was quite overwhelming, but I did not have a choice. My faith was being severely tested. The situation was desperate enough to break anyone psychologically. Dr. Ohiaeri also called us day and night, enquiring about our health and the progress we were making. He sent provisions, extra drugs, vitamins, Lucozade, towels, tissue paper; everything we needed to be more comfortable in that dark hole we found ourselves. Some of my male colleagues had also been admitted to the male ward two rooms away, but there was no interaction with them.
We were saddened by the news that Jato, the ECOWAS protocol officer to Patrick Sawyer who had also tested positive, had passed on days after he was admitted.

Two more females joined us in the ward; a nurse from our hospital and a patient from another hospital. The mood in the ward was solemn. There were times we would be awakened by the sudden, loud cry from one of the women. It was either from fear, pain mixed with the distress or just the sheer oppression of our isolation.

I kept encouraging myself. This could not be the end for me. Five days after I was admitted, the vomiting stopped. A day after that, the diarrhea ceased. I was overwhelmed with joy. It happened at a time I thought I could no longer stand the ORS. Drinking that fluid had stretched my endurance greatly.

I knew countless numbers of people were praying for me. Prayer meetings were being held on my behalf. My family was praying day and night. Text messages of prayers flooded my phones from family members and friends. I was encouraged to press on. With the encouragement I was receiving I began to encourage the others in the ward. We decided to speak life and focus on the positive. I then graduated from drinking only the ORS fluid to eating only bananas, to drinking pap and then bland foods. Just when I thought I had the victory, I suddenly developed a severe fever. The initial fever had subsided four days after I was admitted, and then suddenly it showed up again. I thought it was the Ebola. I enquired from Dr. David who said fever was sometimes the last thing to go, but he expressed surprise that it had stopped only to come back on again. I was perplexed.

I discussed it with my pastor who said it could be a separate pathology and possibly a symptom of malaria. He promised he would research if indeed this was Ebola or something else. That night as I stared at the dirty ceiling, I felt a strong impression that the new fever I had developed was not as a result of Ebola but malaria. I was relieved. The following morning, Dr. Ohiaeri sent me antimalarial medication which I took for three days. Before the end of the treatment, the fever had disappeared.

I began to think about my mother. She was under surveillance along with my other family members. I was worried. She had touched my sweat. I couldn’t get the thought off my mind. I prayed for her. Hours later on Twitter I came across a tweet by W.H.O saying that the sweat of an Ebola patient cannot transmit the virus at the early stage of the infection. The sweat could only transmit it at the late stage.
That settled it for me. It calmed the storms that were raging within me concerning my parents. I knew right away it was divine guidance that caused me to see that tweet. I could cope with having Ebola, but I was not prepared to deal with a member of my family contracting it from me.

Soon, volunteer doctors started coming to help Dr. David take care of us. They had learned how to protect themselves. Among the volunteer doctors was Dr. Badmus, my consultant in LUTH during my housemanship days. It was good to see a familiar face among the care-givers. I soon understood the important role these brave volunteers were playing. As they increased in number, so did the number of shifts increase and subsequently the number of times the patients could access a doctor in one day. This allowed for more frequent patient monitoring and treatment. It also reduced care-giver fatigue. It was clear that Lagos State was working hard to contain the crisis

Sadly, Justina succumbed to the disease on the 12th of August. It was a great blow and my faith was greatly shaken as a result. I commenced daily Bible study with the other two female patients and we would encourage one another to stay positive in our outlook though in the natural it was grim and very depressing. My communion sessions with the other women were very special moments for us all.

On my 10th day in the ward, the doctors having noted that I had stopped vomiting and stooling and was no longer running a fever, decided it was time to take my blood sample to test if the virus had cleared from my system. They took the sample and told me that I shouldn’t be worried if it comes out positive as the virus takes a while before it is cleared completely. I prayed that I didn’t want any more samples collected from me. I wanted that to be the first and last sample to be tested for the absence of the virus in my system. I called my pastor. He encouraged me and we prayed again about the test.

On the evening of the day Justina passed on, we were moved to the new isolation centre. We felt like we were leaving hell and going to heaven.
We were conveyed to the new place in an ambulance. It was just behind the old building. Time would not permit me to recount the drama involved with the dynamics of our relocation. It was like a script from a science fiction movie. The new building was cleaner and much better than the old building. Towels and nightwear were provided on each bed. The environment was serene.

The following night, Dr. Adadevoh was moved to our isolation ward from her private room where she had previously been receiving treatment. She had also tested positive for Ebola and was now in a coma. She was receiving I.V. fluids and oxygen support and was being monitored closely by the W.H.O doctors. We all hoped and prayed that she would come out of it. It was so difficult seeing her in that state. I could not bear it. She was my consultant, my boss, my teacher and my mentor. She was the imperial lady of First Consultants, full of passion, energy and competence. I imagined she would wake up soon and see that she was surrounded by her First Consultants family but sadly it was not to be.

I continued listening to my healing messages. They gave me life. I literarily played them hours on end. Two days later, on Saturday the 16th of August, the W.H.O doctors came with some papers. I was informed that the result of my blood test was negative for Ebola virus. If I could somersault, I would have but my joints were still slightly painful. I was free to go home after being in isolation for exactly 14 days. I was so full of thanks and praise to God. I called my mother to get fresh clothes and slippers and come pick me. My husband couldn’t stop shouting when I called him. He was completely overwhelmed with joy.
I was told however that I could not leave the ward with anything I came in with. I glanced one last time at my cd player, my valuable messages, my research assistant a.k.a my iPad, my phones and other items. I remember saying to myself, “I have life; I can always replace these items.”

I went for a chlorine bath, which was necessary to disinfect my skin from my head to my toes. It felt like I was being baptized into a new life as Dr. Carolina, a W.H.O doctor from Argentina poured the bucket of chlorinated water all over me. I wore a new set of clothes, following the strict instructions that no part of the clothes must touch the floor and the walls. Dr. Carolina looked on, making sure I did as instructed.

I was led out of the bathroom and straight to the lawn to be united with my family, but first I had to cut the red ribbon that served as a barrier. It was a symbolic expression of my freedom. Everyone cheered and clapped. It was a little but very important ceremony for me. I was free from Ebola! I hugged my family as one who had been liberated after many years of incarceration. I was like someone who had fought death face to face and come back to the land of the living.

We had to pass through several stations of disinfection before we reached the car. Bleach and chlorinated water were sprayed on everyone’s legs at each station. As we made our way to the car, we walked past the old isolation building. I could hardly recognize it. I could not believe I slept in that building for 10 days. I was free! Free of Ebola. Free to live again. Free to interact with humanity again. Free from the sentence of death.

My parents and two brothers were under surveillance for 21 days and they completed the surveillance successfully. None of them came down with a fever. The house had been disinfected by Lagos State Ministry of Health soon after I was taken to the isolation centre. I thank God for shielding them from the plague.

My recovery after discharge has been gradual but progressive. I thank God for the support of family and friends. I remember my colleagues who we lost in this battle. Dr. Adadevoh my boss, Nurse Justina Ejelonu, and the ward maid, Mrs. Ukoh were heroines who lost their lives in the cause to protect Nigeria. They will never be forgotten.

I commend the dedication of the W.H.O doctors, Dr. David from Virginia, USA, who tried several times to convince me to specialize in infectious diseases, Dr. Carolina from Argentina who spoke so calmly and encouragingly, Mr. Mauricio from Italy who always offered me apples and gave us novels to read. I especially thank the volunteer Nigerian doctors, matrons and cleaners who risked their lives to take care of us. I must also commend the Lagos State government, and the state and federal ministries of health for their swift efforts to contain the virus. To all those prayed for me, I cannot thank you enough. And to my First Consultants family, I say a heartfelt thank you for your dedication and for your support throughout this very difficult period.

I still believe in miracles. None of us in the isolation ward was given any experimental drugs or so-called immune boosters. I was full of faith yet pragmatic enough to consume as much ORS as I could even when I wanted to give up and throw the bottles away. I researched on the disease extensively and read accounts of the survivors. I believed that even if the mortality rate was 99%, I would be part of the 1% who survive.

Early detection and reporting to hospital is key to patient survival. Please do not hide yourself if you have been in contact with an Ebola patient and have developed the symptoms. Regardless of any grim stories one may have heard about the treatment of patients in the isolation centre, it is still better to be in the isolation ward with specialist care, than at home where you and others will be at risk.

I read that Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia and was flown out to the United States for treatment was being criticized for attributing his healing to God when he was given the experimental drug, Zmapp. I don’t claim to have all the answers to the nagging questions of life. Why do some die and some survive? Why do bad things happen to good people? Where is God in the midst of pain and suffering? Where does science end and God begin? These are issues we may never fully comprehend on this side of eternity. All I know is that I walked through the valley of the shadow of death and came out unscathed.

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We’d like to thank Dr. Ada Igonoh for sharing her inspirational story with BellaNaija.

We’re hoping the spread of Ebola Virus is curbed soon, and we’re thankful for all the health workers and medical researchers around the world, who are working tirelessly to achieve this goal.

 

597 Comments

  1. Lamie

    September 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Wow…this moved me to tears. Thank God for her life

    • olive D

      September 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      MY GOD, MY GOD U ARE AWESOME , NO ONE WHO PUTS THEIR TRUST AND FAITH IN YOU EVER GETS DISAPPOINTED, MY FAITH IS FIRED UP THE MORE.. ADA, GOD BLESS U. YOU ARE A TESTIMONY FOR LIFE

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    • Brenda

      September 16, 2014 at 7:58 am

      Me too, beautiful acts of kindness in the midst of awful suffering.

    • Dr. Craig

      September 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Didn’t realise it myself until I saw the drops on my phone’s screen.
      God is indeed faithful and his mercy knows no end.
      Some will surely ask that if this “God” is so faithful and so merciful, why did the pregnant nurse die, or the hospital maid or the brave consultant or the countless others in Liberia and Serria Leone? Were there no devout Christians amongst them or God fearing Muslims?
      All i can say is that His ways are far above our ways and his purposes and plans are perfect and always just.

      She asked where does God start and Medicine end?

      In the isolation ward she was told that she had to rehydrate and stay on top of the situation. Keep your fluids up and help your immunity fight the virus. She followed simple instructions and held on to her faith. Finally two weeks later she cut the red tape and walked out free.

      In the wilderness the Israelites were struck with a plague of venomous snakes and they were surely going to die. God said to Moses, make a perfect snake from bronze and raise it up on a pole. As many as look up to it will be saved. Silly right? But they were simple instructions. Moses did as he was told and those who looked up and had faith were saved.

      Mankind was struck with a plague of sin. All of us were doomed to die. But God sent a perfect man and offered him as a sacrifice for our sin. He was raised up on the cross and all we had to do was look up to him, have faith and be saved. Silly right? But these are simple instructions. Wont you come to Jesus today?

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    • HMM

      September 16, 2014 at 11:48 am

      FAAANTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!

    • HMM

      September 16, 2014 at 11:51 am

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      So many diligent christians here. BLESSSSSSSSSSSS HIS NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Isreal King

      September 16, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      ‘Very good analogy. Well done sir. May this piece draw many to the saving Grace of the Lord Jesus

    • Michael

      September 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Pls Sir, the instructions she was given were ‘science-based’! They were instructions backed by knowledge and experience. To suddenly proffer religious instructions is foolhardy and a tad obnoxious!

      It is misleading and leads to death! The things that saved Dr. Ada’s life are clearly “a positive approach” and “strict adherence to scientific advice”. I must admit some get their positivity from religion and if that does it for you, pls, by all means do that! Nevertheless, don’t mis-interpret the accounts; nor employ less-discerning eyes to err in that regard!

      It was the strict adherence to scientific prescriptions that led to the healing process! And before you utter a word in argument, science (psychology, physiology, psychiatry, etc) fully expounds on having a positive outlook as a scientific in altering health/moods; etc. Like I earlier mentioned, if u get this through religion, good for you. Bt more scientifically-proven methods include regular exercise, healthy sex life, balanced diets, restful sleep, fruits, veggies and tons and tons of fun thoughts & activities. (I admit religion would be preferred by most rather than these); but it doesn’t eradicate the fact(s).

    • Que

      September 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      I opened this article on my tablet, yesterday and somehow just got round to reading it…. She got me crying, then I stopped for a while, only to start again after reading your comment…. I have nothing to add! I was just sharing the same sentiments with a friend at the weekend…sometimes its just about following what seems so simple, but our supposed intelligence makes us believe it cant possibly be that easy…except when true experiences such as this show..it is indeed possible. . I cant even say much else cos the article and your comment has said what needs saying!

      I still hold onto the hope that we will overcome even beyond Ebola!

    • Okeowo Temilade

      September 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      God bless you sir!

    • Dr. Craig

      September 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Dear Micheal,

      I was answering Dr. Ada’s question about God and Medicine. The analogy i painted refers to Asclepius’ staff, a snake on a rod, which is till this day a symbol of modern medicine. The origins of this symbol are found in ancient Isreal.

      I do not begrudge you for your agnosticism or aethism. Some people’s life experiences have caused them to doubt the existence of a creator. But can you honestly begrudge me for my faith? All of my life I have felt the divine hand of God and I am a living testimony to his great love.

      I wish you the best in your journey and pray you find the kind of joy and peace that I (and 1314 others- and counting) have found.

      Kind regards,

      1
    • 4real

      September 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      Michael, Dr Craig a big emphasis on “Following instructions”.
      And lady was able to keep up with these instructions because her spirit was very strong. I bet you that if others’ spirits were strong they would have been able to follow the instructions well and survived too.

      Seeing how mean this disease is to the physical body. A very strong spirit needed to fight for one’s life when infected.

    • GOD'SGIFT

      September 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      All Praise be unto THE GOOD LORD, HE is a MIRACLE WORKING GOD indeed. When the wisdom of men and the entire knowledge is applied to a problem without yielding solution, the only ONE to run to is GOD. GOD exists! GOD is real! GOD lives! This is more than a testimony. When you call upon HIM in the day of trouble, HE is able to deliver. For he that dwelleth in the secret place of THE MOST HIGH shall abide under the shadow of THE ALMIGHTY. Praise be unto THE MIRACLE WORKING JESUS!

    • SirKAY

      September 18, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Great testimony and an admirable faith in action. Faith without work is dead. She worked out her healing through her faith. As for those who do not believe in God, i pray you will not have to go through the fire test before you will believe. I went through the fire test and believed, but other people’s experience and testimonies should be enough to make you believe.
      As for me and my house, we shall serve the LORD!. JESUS is LORD!. Psalm 91 is good to meditate upon. God bless NIGERIA.

    • Michael

      September 19, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Dear Dr. Craig, thank you for your comments. Let me first state that I respect your decision to be religious. One of the 30 human rights we all are entitled to since Dec 10, 1948 is the Right to a Religious belief.

      I am very excited over Dr. Ada’s “miracle”. This is no forum to discuss religion but to rejoice with her even as we mourn with those families that lost loved ones to this same pestilence.

      Nevertheless, let me apologize in advance for what I am about to say. I hope I don’t get you too irate. I have to say it cos if not corrected, this information would once again be accepted as truth by most; and the cycle of ignorance or perhaps, ‘false knowledge’ continues and our youths remain at best, ‘half-baked’ in the realm of things.

      Some of your facts are wrong. The staff you speak of (in medicine) doesn’t have its origins in ancient Israel, but the Mystics of the East thousands of years b4 christianity. This story of “ancient Israel” is the ‘lie fed us by Christianity, in a bid to make modern things spring from itself”. That staff has always represented the “rising of the kundalini through the 7 chakras as u would notice it has 7 points where the snakes cross each other. This has been practiced for donkey years b4 the “christian myth” came to light.”

      The christian lie seeks everything it can lay hands on to validate itself. For example, it’s so easy to hear people say “America was founded by Christians with christian principles”. This is another classic lie. History proves the founding fathers of America were not Christians, but mystics! They even abhorred Christianity. Check the records. Back then, fewer people went to church fewer times than we have today. Some of them like Thomas Jefferson and James Adams openly suggested the abolishment of Christianity! Once again, please check historical documents!

      Please, I have no issues with your belief. If it gives you a great outlook on life, by all means continue with it. All I had (and still have ) an issue with was the somewhat “manipulation” to turn a lady’s victory into a ‘”christian message”. Yes, the lady is Christian (no doubt) from her text, but even she, demonstrated a great degree of caution in that regard and was very objective with her writing. Playing the ‘favorite religion card’ with this great victorious story undermines the whole thing.

      Would you be saying a Muslim should feel he’s lost his way because the narrator of the story refers to Christianity in her story? That may be a tad improper, don’t u think? But your actions could be assumed to imply that!

      And if u really imply that, then, my philosophical question to you would be: If the Bible is proof that the Bible was a gift from a god, then logically, the Qu’ran is proof of Allah, and the Torah is proof of the Jewish Yahweh, and the Vedas is proof of the Hindu gods and Kojiki and Nihon-gi are proof of the Shinto gods, the hieroglyphics of Egypt are proof of the Egyptian gods and the Book of Mormon is proof that good men will receive their own planet after they die.

      If you wish to use the Bible as proof of the Christian god, you must disprove the validity of all the other Holy Books of every religion. Using a Holy Book to prove the god described in the book is secular reasoning and shows a decided lack of critical thinking.

      Nevertheless, “thank GOD’ for Dr. Ada’s story!

    • Myrth Lee-Wright

      October 14, 2014 at 5:06 am

      Dr. Craig, thank you for these encouraging words. These w0rds have lifted my faith, let us continue to pray for healing and strength also Blood coverage in the name of Jesus our soon coming King. God Bless!

    • yetunde bolarinwa

      September 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      This is a very touching story with lots of lesson to learn .Loving other in the mist of uncertainty,caring for others when you know u your self might be a victim.imagine contacting ebola first day at work…….. i can not but weep .Obedience to Gods”instruction is a vital key and the first step of living victoriously in this chaotic life.What of if Dr ada did not yield to going on a retreat.What would have happen to the husband and her?

    • iba

      September 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      OMG OMG OMG OMG! I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo emotional right now, it is just crazy. OMG i dont know this lady from Adam but as i read this article i felt i was there with her. She was and is not the best but you had mercy on her and others and saveddddddddddddddddd them. Lord i am about to go crazy on you right now but i thank you so much.

      Dr Ada i rejoice with you and i mean this from the depth of my heart. To all the selfless doctors and volunteers, not forgetting the WHO team, God bless you real good. You didnt have to but you all did. God bless you all and God bless Nigeria.

    • Nana Boakye

      September 18, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      I’m in tears as I type. Thank God for Dr. Ada Igonoh’s life but for those who didn’t make it, may their souls rest in perfect peace. They fought a good battle for Nigeria.

  2. Anon

    September 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I had goosebumps as I read this.

    • Sisi

      September 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Me too. God forbid but I felt like I was in the room with her based on how vivid her narration was. Chilling.

  3. Bleed Blue

    September 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I cannot be the only one that found myself crying at the end of this story.

    I have no words really. Thank you for sharing and thank God for you.

    • drnsmusings.wordpress.com

      September 15, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      You waited till d end. I was bawling before I read halfway. This lady is a giant in d spirit! Awesome God! I wish I knew her personally to hug her. God bless u Dr. Ada

    • Nike

      September 15, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      This story moved me.
      This phrase got me “I was full of faith yet pragmatic enough to take ors”

    • Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu

      September 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

      Me too, Faith and medicine can go hand in hand

    • A

      September 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Reading this article in the office and I couldn’t control the tears..
      Alihamdulilai for the lives saved and for those lost.. I believe they are in a better place.
      Nurse Justina’s story was really sad though.. To resume work only to contact a disease that not only killed her but her baby as well all because someone (Patrick Sawyer) decided not to do the right thing. Allah aleem!

    • iRen

      September 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      I cried from the first time she mentioned speaking with her pastor.

    • beautifulonyinye

      September 15, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      I cried too.Thank God she survived.

    • fatimah

      September 16, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      I cried even with smile on my face for her survival…

  4. Fola

    September 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Wow! This made me cry. Jesus! I rejoice with this woman. Miracles still happen. Oh my God.. I don’t know what to write. Thank you Lord for performing your words in the life of this brave woman full of faith! Faith works!

  5. Evans

    September 15, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Best article i have read in a long time. Faith indeed moves mountain! Whatever anyone like let them think, as for me i cant doubt the efficacy of God’s power bcos i have experienced it several times. Thank God for God. May your healing be permanent IJN.

    • Joy Okoli

      September 19, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Dr Ada, I met you in the coffee shop and i love you as a sister. When i heared that you are the one i told God that you will not die. I went to the hospital and i was told that you said that you will come out and testify and i agreed with you in prayer. God knows i pray for and other doctors that you will come out it and God prove that He is the Almighty God. Glory honour and adoration be given to our great God amen.

  6. Bake

    September 15, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    i have goose bumps all over me reading this story……Dr. Ada i am so happy for you and your family,….Ebola can sometimes be like cancer as it takes a whole lot of faith and determination for the body to fight off the deadly disease….I will say again that Lagos state govt really tried their best during this ebola battle, for those condemning the centres please kindly volunteer to take care of these people. we thank God for taking away ebola from Nigeria hopefully for good. and for the countries still affected, our prayers are with them. Africa will overcome Ebola!

  7. Changing Faces

    September 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I have cried soo hard, my face is a mess! I was catapulted to the experience, and experienced the highs and lows you described! God bless you Ada, you have renewed my faith in a way the pulpits haven’t been able to. I salute your courage and spirit. God bless all the doctors, nurses, cleaners, cooks, drivers…anyone at all who put themselves at risk to help the sick. I’m awed by the foreign doctors and health workers who travel to countries battling epidemics to lend their time and expertise… their actions are “Christ-like”. Kudos to Lagos state too, although they weren’t prepared initially, they did their utmost best to contain this virus.

    You may want to consider publishing a book on your experience Ada, your narrative is excellent.

    • jay

      September 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Me too ….. I cried so much like I lost my sister….. and at last i smiled too at the end….. GOD IS REAL, FAITH IS REAL…..

  8. Ewa

    September 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    God be praised!!! Oh lord…

    • Tt

      September 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Halleluya
      Tears! Tears!! Tears!!!

  9. Dandelion

    September 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    You are blessed. The fact is that everyday we are allowed to begin a new day is an indication that our journey on this earth has not ended. So go on and live your life.

  10. Busola Adedire

    Oluwabusola Adedire

    September 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    This has boosted my faith a hundred times. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Desert Rainbow

    September 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Na wah. All sorts of emotions reading this sha…,Thank you God for sparing her life.May the souls of the dead RIP. Na real wah!

  12. ronke

    September 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I thank God for her life,may God rest the souls of the departed. I couldnt stop reading till i got to the very end. Its truly a miracle.

  13. Jay

    September 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Awesome…. God is great and greatly to be praised. Extremely happy for you and your family Dr. Ada…

  14. tee

    September 15, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    touching.

  15. Chika

    September 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. ty

    September 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Praise almighty Jesus!!!!

  17. fehintola

    September 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    To God be the glory, great things he has done,OMG, woah, can’t stop shedding tears, the Lord is indeed great. RIP to the great ones that lost their battle, u are indeed great.

  18. Cee

    September 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Cried from the beginning of her testimony till the end. God bless her family, Pastor, doctors and everyone that allowed themselves to be used as angels of God. Thank God for His deliverance and teaching us faith through her testimony.

  19. Adannablu

    September 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Very touching,very scary. I need to settle down and read again before I comment. Amazing testimony.

  20. Adannablu

    September 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Sounds like a movie. God is good. Amazing. Dr Ada Igonoh you’re a miracle. God bless you husband and pastor. I don’t know what to write now. Brb.

  21. mamamo

    September 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I was really emotional read this…Thank You lord you are indeed the balm of Gilead….

  22. Tea

    September 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I am speechless! Praise be to God, there is no God like Jehova!

  23. mamamo

    September 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    *I MEANT ‘READING’ THIS…

  24. Miranda

    September 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Awesome God! may your name be praised forever

  25. Adannablu

    September 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    BN this is what we should be reading on Mondays. It sets the tone for a faith full week. Good job guys.

  26. ibi

    September 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    To GOD BE THE gLORY, GREAT things he has done. we rejoice with you! thank you for sharing your experience.

  27. Dollydimples

    September 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Wow!!!This is a sign that Miracles Still Happen…D Almighty God doesnt sleep nor slumber..So hapy 4u ma’am!!

  28. ceetoo

    September 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I cried when I read this, but I even cried more when I read the nationalities of the doctors that provided care I quote :
    ” I commend the dedication of the W.H.O doctors, Dr. David from Virginia, USA, who tried several times to convince me to specialize in infectious diseases, Dr. Carolina from Argentina who spoke so calmly and encouragingly, Mr. Mauricio from Italy who always offered me apples and gave us novels to read. I especially thank the volunteer Nigerian doctors, matrons and cleaners who risked their lives to take care of us. I must also commend the Lagos State government, and the state and federal ministries of health for their swift efforts to contain the virus.”
    Docs from USA, Argentina, Italy and I just cried more, these guys come from far and wide to help I mean untop how much? I honestly praise the lagos state govt and I today pledge to help in every little way I can… God help me fight fear. I am crying to much now. After now someone will say why did our celebrity do Ice bucket challenge and why not? … hiss

  29. olanike

    September 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    OMG. it’s a detailed account. I really want to bless God for your life and i rejoice with your family. I believe in God and i know with faith we can overcome any trials. Welcome back to life

  30. tey

    September 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Thank God, i was not the only one so touched. Yes, I cried and cried and cried.
    All i can say is thank God for your life Dr Ada. This gives hope over so many things in life which people go through. No matter the circumstance- once we decide and with God’s will, we can come out victorious.

  31. fifi

    September 15, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Praise God! We serve a living God. Dr Ada thank you for sharing your experience with us. God bless and keep you and your family. Amen

  32. tallgal

    September 15, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Waoh. I had to read this line by line and I was moved to tears..Like she said at the end, there are so many questions we cannot answer on this side of eternity but like her too, I also walked through the valley of death, I feared evil but God kept me. I tested positive to hep B in early April just when we were about ending the 100days fast (RCCG) and I could not explain how I came about it. All I know is that people were praying for me and I was also positive that the viral load would come out negative. In all this, I took the mantle (anointing oil Daddy G.O) we were given during the March special Holy Ghost Service holy communion service and applied my faith.
    YES Faith that God would heal me and I will not be quiet..My blood samples was sent to a Lab in Houston and after a long wait (5days), it came out negative but because I wanted to be sure, we sent another sample and it came out negative again.
    That was all to the glory of God and if God did it for me, He can do it for YOU, YOU and YOU.
    Never loose faith

  33. Toks

    September 15, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Wow!!!! God is really great….A very touching story,Thanking God for her life and praying he takes total control of helping west Africa fight this disease… Am sooo dazed… And inspired… Thank God

  34. Me Now

    September 15, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I’m usually pretty stoic about things but I was so emotional reading this Doctors account. I was moved to tears several times. I thank God that you life was spared. May those who succumbed to the scrounge rest in peace. Their contribution to Nigeria will never be forgotten.

    • Carliforniabawlar

      September 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Me too o!! I have an “anti-read this and cry” persona….lol. But I sure did tear up reading this…I imagined what she went through, I was all emotional and then it hit me…This is the perfect balance of faith and ‘science'(works)!!Dr. Ada worked hard! Yes, the Lord is merciful, but they (her family, friends and herself) never gave up…. She drank her ORS, she prayed constantly, she confessed positively….these are things most children of God (at least myself) claim to do in times of distress but only do so passively, as if to say “God has sha heard me the first time” forgetting that the FERVENT prayer of the righteous avails much….instead when we don’t get the desired results, we doubt the existence of God, question his love, wonder why it happened for some others and not us. Like she said, no one can claim to have answers to all the questions of live and I am not claiming to either, I just know I learned a great deal from this account and testimony. And fellow believers though we may never struggle and fight for our life like this Doc. we can learn several life lessons from this….never stop, never give up, be practical, do your research, surround yourselves with brethren!
      To all the doctors out there helping to fight the ebola plague, may the Lord continue to guide and protect you. And to the ones departed may you find peace….
      n.b. Can someone please confirm that Patrick Sawyer was a doctor?? Really??

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      September 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Honey, you can say that again and a few times more. You’re definitely preaching to me.

    • Omolara

      September 16, 2014 at 12:03 am

      I just exclaimed when I read your comment. Thank you! You have just blessed me in many ways you can’t understand. Our prayers ought to be Fervent, Continuous and Persistent till the day breaks! If we say we believe in God then we should believe till the end, in good times and in challenging times.

      We also have to be very eternity conscious so that we don’t love this world and the things In this world so much that we turn our backs on God when things don’t work as we desire. This is not to say we shouldn’t “fight” for our lives (through meditation, prayer and due diligence) and decree God’s promises over our lives. #Pray #Meditate #GodsWord #HaveFaith

    • Omolara

      September 16, 2014 at 12:11 am

      To think I was listening to this much earlier in the day: youtube.com/watch?v=spaN2h1C4Sg Seems like a reminder to me not to give up on praying no matter how long it takes to receive my answer, after all, I know how long Abraham and Sarah (my faith parents) waited!

  35. Bummite

    September 15, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I’m just in tears. Totally lost for words. Thank you Jesus for dying to save us and redeeming us from sin and it’s consequences (death, sickness and poverty). Jesus indeed is Lord.

  36. princesslizzy

    September 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I thank God for you and love your testimony. though we were expecting same from Dr.Adadevoh and Justina but like you said there are some questions we cannot get the answers here on earth. Congrat.

  37. ugo

    September 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    God is a miracle Worker. This story is a touching one

  38. Akinsanya Olayinka

    September 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Indeed our God is a healer, thank God for the kind of faith he’s given u, my soul is lifted . Ur story made me cry n increase my faith. Tank God for His healing in ur life, may He continue to uphold n strenghten ur faith.

  39. India

    September 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Wow.

  40. Miss E

    September 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks Bellanaija for hosting this article, it’s very important to connect with the people that went through this trial because they are actual humans with lives and families and not just statistics. This article really speaks on bravery, our strength as humans and our God who cares.

  41. Isioma

    September 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Tying so hard to fight back tears….. this is sooooooo painful to read.

  42. trailblazer

    September 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I read this account till the end and all I can say is …Wow!!! God be praised!!! Indeed, God is still in the business of performing signs and wonders

  43. Swits

    September 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Amazing miraculous story!May God’s name be praised forever!This story got me shedding tears as i was reading through it. God really proved Himself in you my dear. You are truly a divine project. Glory to God!

  44. anon

    September 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    OMG Adaora are u joking OMG….she was my classmate in fowler this got me crying….I’m so sorry about all this thank God u survived….May God continue to protect you and keep you safe to continue your hard work of saving lives…Amen

  45. Bunmi

    September 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Bruno, do you still believe there is no God?

    • Africhic

      September 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Why do you people do this? You like unnecessary drama. Why are you calling his name now?

  46. Shadylaj

    September 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I was in tears as i read. I bless God for your life. You conquered indeed.All glory, honour and adoration be unto the most high GOD.

  47. www.usaveone.blogspot.com

    September 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    ….and i wept like a Kindergarten kid reading this testimony. So narrative that i felt like was in the isolation ward with her.
    Dr Igonoh i join millions of of citizens of the world to say Congrats for your survival from this plague and thank you as you continue to serve humanity; and also God’s blessings and strength to all those that have risked or still risking their lives to help fight this scourge! God bless! Thanks to Bella for posting too!

  48. anonymous

    September 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    this moved me to tears…It is well with you Dr Ada and may God cleanse us all of this disease and take it from our land IJN

  49. cynthia

    September 15, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Omg! Omg! Adoara is this you. Tears flowing down my eyes as I read this survivor story of someone I know. We attended the same medical school. Thank God for your life ada.

  50. mamaisabel

    September 15, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    God is awesome!

  51. Miss Anonymous

    September 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Wow!

  52. Dee

    September 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Her story got me all teary eyed, we thank God for her healing. Her faith and resilience can teach all of us something.

  53. tee

    September 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Hmmmmm!so touchn,my heart beatn fast as i read tru ha story.its ndeed a survival story.so happy 4 ha.was movd to tears 4 d preg nurse,dnt even knw wat to say.

  54. Themi

    September 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I kept looking at this face and saying ‘dont i know this person’?
    We did housejob together in luth barely 2-3 years ago!Life…..you never know what lies ahead.
    Omg!This is really close to home…Had tears in my eyes reading this and girl….i can only thank the Lord….He did this.This is just the beginning.You will live long and declare His glory.

  55. edie

    September 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    speechless,dear God please continually keep us in Jesus nm!

  56. chikodi

    September 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    it is good to have faith in GOD

  57. Merceemii

    September 15, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you God. Thank you!

  58. kels

    September 15, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I believe in miracles. This story has got me sooooo encouraged! Am so glad you survived.

  59. Debby

    September 15, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Glory be to God in the highest, what a touching story.

  60. Bellemoizelle

    September 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks be to God almighty!!!
    where is Bruno? You seem to be missing oooo! make you come see this one!

  61. kels

    September 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Bleed blue your not the only one crying. I have buckets of tears dropping

  62. i no send

    September 15, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    im speechless and my heart is heavy..To God who is able to do much more than we can imagine be the glory..DrAda i say thank you and God bless you for this clear account of Gods faithfulness.

  63. Bukky

    September 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    To God be the glory.I serve a living God who is ever faithful

  64. chuka

    September 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    What can mortal man say? Ada, thanks be to God for His mercy on you..

  65. AdannaBlu

    September 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Hmmm, still don’t know what to say….its well. I am not a church person like that oh,but I feel like going to church now. Praise the Lord.

  66. x-factor

    September 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Wow!!! Awesome God you are
    Your husband is THE man. God bless his HIM…

  67. Zayt

    September 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    My God! Was moved to tears reading this. I thank God for your life, God is indeed faithful!!! Verily after every hardship comes relief…Alhamdulillah for the gift of life!

  68. chibaby

    September 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Dr. ada i thank u for sharing this with us and also thank yu for the faith u have in God almighty.
    i pray 2day that this deadly virus will leave our country and other countries suffering frm this virus. and for those who died saving this nation God will forgive their sins and purify their soul into his heavenly kingdom where is will be no pain, no sickness but happiness forever.

  69. jenny

    September 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    This is really a testimony worth sharing….my eyes are teary now knowing that God is still in the miracle working business.All i can say is thank you God.

  70. ada

    September 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I honestly bless God for u… I can’t even begin to describe how much ur story touched… one as a Medical personnel and as a christian..
    This just renewed my faith and comes to prove that education/disease information does help.
    I’m so happy u are better and above all… our God is good and is faithful!
    Thank u for sharing. .. and I urge everybody to be careful, use sanitizers and don’t fail to wash your hands. .

  71. Temitope Adegbuyi

    September 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    God is indeed the ultimate, the story has really encouraged my faith in christ………… it also brought me to tears. im so overwhelmed with joy in my heart. God bless your mum, hubby and family

  72. AdannaBlu

    September 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I agree x-factor, your husband is my kind of man.

  73. Phina

    September 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Dr Ada, you are blessed. Because you believe in miracles, the God of miracles will continue to be your God. The Lord is your refuge and fortress and will always protect you.

    • chidi e

      September 16, 2014 at 8:12 am

      That name, Phina.

  74. chibaby

    September 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    where there will be no pain, no sickness but happiness forever.

    • chidi e

      September 16, 2014 at 8:16 am

      Amen! Thanks for that,Shishi. Chidaddy

  75. detutt

    September 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    God you are indeed a mighty God, only YOU HEALED this lady, thank YOU GOD…

  76. Noble (http://www.lagosconvo.com)

    September 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    To God be the glory,great things he has done…Praise the lord! Praise the lord!

  77. Mostest

    September 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Wowwwww. I couldn’t hold back the tears. Thank God for your life Dr Ada, thank God for the amazing support system you have, for giving you faith, for giving you the knowledge and intuition to research, for taking your destiny back into your hands and not waiting on help from anywhere. Thank God for the foreign volunteer who told you the first time, your survival is up to you. Those words alone is motivation and hope to fight for your life. I can’t stop crying

  78. Mimi

    September 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Amazing… Just Wow! This goes to show that everyone in that situation did awesome job and went beyond everything. If only that foolish man had said he had Ebola the process would have been much faster but I am impressed with everyone involved. I wish the media will stop saying no one is doing anything.

  79. princess

    September 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. My prayer everyday is that even this shall pass away and soon the entire continent will be Ebola free. Thank God for all those who put themselves in harms way to take care of infected patients. May God be with us all

  80. winf

    September 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Only a fool will say there is no God, even in the midst of our pain, He is still God. This is a gospel & sister, preach it on. There is God & He is Supreme over ALL either things or beings.

  81. Lizi

    September 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I could not just stop the tears. Thank God for healing you.

  82. adewunmi

    September 15, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    So touching,I was moved to tears I pray that d Jehovah will Av mercy on us &protect us all in dis country

  83. AdannaBlu

    September 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Hey Dr Ada Igonoh, I just finished reading yur article again(4Times) nd I am speechless. The details are scary,yu sure hav bn to hell nd back. Thank God for yur life. Yu hav another shot at life to live with humility. Yu are not better than all that died and i pray this shows in yur lifestyle afterwards. This is not time to go back to business as usual,this is time to be grateful,show more love and follow God. If i may ask, is this not the same Dr Ada Thisday newspaper said was abandoned by her hubby nd another site said she was a divorcee? Na wa o, Naija press nd lies. Imagine how all of yu judged her hubby nd called him names.(Poor guy) God would judge yu all. i knew something was not right with that story. Dr Ada Igonoh dont mind them oh, I guess yur enemies would try to break yur marriage if they cant kill yu.

    Be grateful for life because yu get to live again.
    Be grateful for a husband that supports his wife for better for worse.(Such men are rare this days,hold him tight)
    Be grateful for a pastor that took time to care. (Yu should have mentioned his name so we can identify with him)
    Be grateful for a govt that acted swiftly.(Even tho the lied about immune boosters)(Govt/Employer should compensate all ebola victims,just thinkin tho)
    Be grateful to everyone that prayed but above all thank yur God for the gift of Life.

    Thank you BN for this inspiring post.

    • Trina

      September 15, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Quite a silly, patronising comment.

      Are you really advising her to be grateful for all these things you mentioned? Does she sound like someone who needs to be introduced to gratitude? Asking her to hold her husband tight? Really? Wow! Nobody else thought of that AdannaBlu. You’re a revolutionary thinker with such foresight!

      Get off your high horse and just thank God for her blessings and then move swiftly on.

    • bodesoye

      September 17, 2014 at 1:35 am

      Thanks a lot for this reply. AdannaBlu needed to hear/read that. “Get off your high horse and just thank God for her blessings and then move swiftly on.”… my best line.

    • Gertie

      September 16, 2014 at 11:46 am

      While we emphatize with those that fell to ebola, I don’t understand this call for compensation. Didn’t the govt do their part? Maybe govt shd start compensating every family that has lost someone. Hiss
      Dr. Ada, you are a living testimony and GOD is going to do more for you so HIS name will 4ever be praised.

    • ola

      September 18, 2014 at 1:48 am

      How patronising can you get??? I can’t fathom how you think your comment is in any way appropriate.

    • Yemisi

      January 13, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      The pastor is none other than our unsung pastor -pastor PT. Through the leading of The Holy Spirit unshakable believers in Our Savior Jesus Christ has been born.God s. Glory shall fill the whole earth,His Kingdom shall be established on earth.Alleluia

  84. Vic

    September 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    To God be the glory.i can’t stop crying.Only God knows why some live and some don’t survive .Dr.our God is still in the miracle business.

  85. Chidinma

    September 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    wow! i rejoice wit U Dr Ada, indeed it was a fight of faith and i thank God your faith conquered. This is really an emotional piece that brought tears to my eyes, now i understand what really happened in the IDH Yaba, many thanks to the volunteer Docs, Nurses, W.H.O officials, Lagos state Govt, your Pastor, husband and family members for their spirited fight. God bless U Dr Ada.

  86. chido

    September 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    this testimony is it.i celebrate with this lady. her Faith moved moutains,so can your faith also move moutains, I celebrate your life

  87. Botascotch

    September 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Wow! Speechless… Tears, goose bumps… this increases my faith. thank u Jesus. This is more than a bible story… this is real.

  88. Chris Chyere

    September 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Quite emotional! Goosebumps while I read. Your sharing this makes u a more admirable heroine. I thank God for your life & all glory be to Him. FAITH WORKS!!

  89. Tolu

    September 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    God moves in a way we cannot see, He moves in a mysterious ways, a miracle working God is my God, I believe in miracle, I believe God works wonders… I am moved by the story of this lucky 1 among others. I pray that Ebola, MERs or any ravaging diseases or virus will not come near us and our families IJMN. Amen

  90. Chidimma

    September 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Dr. Ada, Your story is another clear example of the manifestation of faith in the living God. You spoke it, you believed it and you prepared for its manifestation and lo, the Almighty came through for you. I praise God on your account and I pray that he’ll come through for all those, steadfast in their belief. IJN! Amen!

  91. farida

    September 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    May God bless all the volunteer doctors. It take a lot of humility and kindness to volunteer for such a risky cause in a country like ours. God will richly reward u all.

  92. Tina Ak.

    September 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Reading this alone has boosted my faith, of a truth, God is still in the business of healing. Thank you very much for sharing this story with us. may God be praise forever.

  93. Lily

    September 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Ada… Ada…. God is with you. so teary and shocked. who would have thought it would be you? but we serve a merciful God. I’m so grateful for your testimony.

  94. Fabulicious

    September 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I had tears in my eyes reading this.I thank God for your life.

  95. Bella

    September 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    To God alone the Glory. In the face of all despair, he shows who is King, Faith moves mountains and God is there for those that know him. I praise you Lord Jesus, without you this world is morbid and full of death. These kind of hope stories strengthen our faith in your existence! IJN Amen! I also thank the Drs and nurses, black and white who are human and were human enough to care and love and support. To the pastor and fellow Christians, we are all here and there for each other! God is alive and well and he rules this world he made. AMEN

  96. Viv

    September 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Indeed His a faithful God.

  97. Pius Christiana O

    September 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I cant express how I feel right now, but this is a true story of determination and perseverance, above all faith in God .May the soul of the faithful departed rest in peace.

  98. meeeee

    September 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    i cried allthrough.indeed God is faithful and he surely answers prayers.

  99. Chris Chyere

    September 15, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Wouldn’t fail to say much kudos to Dr David & all d other care givers who gave u more hope & support. They will never lack help & assistance whenever, wherever & however they will need it. U ARE ALL GREAT!!

  100. Ange

    September 15, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    how can I not drop a comment… reading this article, i felt all kinds of emotions..Gosh!!! we can never answer all the questions of life but one thing i know is God is faithful. Thank God for your great support system..pastor,hubby et al.. you are favored by God Dr Ada and RIP to those who have lost their lives in this battle. God will help us all.

  101. AdannaBlu

    September 15, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Dr Ada Igonoh,I am inspired by your testimony. Now I guess it’s time to get my life together. What’s the name of your church abeg? I need to start going to church. One last thing does your hubby have a younger brother? (Tired of this guys around me) (Smiling but not joking) everyone has something to take away from her story,I guess mine is clear. BN thank you again for posting this.

    • bolanleog

      September 16, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Lmao….I like u # no homo

  102. chichi

    September 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Hot tears…speechless… THANK YOU…

  103. Aleruchi Wabali

    September 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    All glory to God! Thank God for your life. Hugs!

  104. Furo

    September 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I salute your courage Dr Ada. It’s really easy to talk about faith, but you didn’t just talk about it, You talked it and walked it.
    I’m sure God is proud of you according to Heb 11:6. Congrats my sister.
    Lord you sure are AWESOME!! Thank you Father! My faith in you is renewed!

  105. anonymous

    September 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    adaora was my classmate in vivian fowler, your story just shows nothing is too great for our GOD. thankful for your life and your family’s life. i hope people will accept Christ after this story

  106. guess

    September 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Lord be praised! It can only be you lord, not the drugs not ORS. It was you Lord,you and only you. Receive all our heartfelt praise. My faith is renewed.

  107. Sugar

    September 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    This just made me trust God more and to be dedicated to a church.

  108. Mimi

    September 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    To God be the glory.

  109. Berry Dakara

    September 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Wow. The tears are spilling down my face. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

    May those who succumbed to the disease RIP.

    berrydakara.blogspot.com

  110. Iphie

    September 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Can’t thank God enough for you. HE sure does work in mysterious ways.

  111. otrizzy

    September 15, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Words can not express what am feeling now, Dr i thanks God for you.

  112. Bukola

    September 15, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    He is a living good and I bless the name of the Lord for your life. Thank you for this recount. I”m also glad that you helped others in the ward to know God and this recount will strengthen our faith in God. God bless you. U have nothing to lose when you serve the living God.

  113. Mz Socially Awkward...

    September 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Her recount caused many emotions to well up within me (the first trace of actual hatred for Patrick Sawyer, which I’ve honestly never felt before now; the pain of what it must have been like to see the ward maid and Justina die in those horrible conditions) but when I got to the end and read the commendations given to the W.H.O doctors, the volunteer Nigerian doctors, matrons and cleaners … that’s when I cried.

    I can’t think of any greater heroes than these human beings helping other humans selflessly. It’s the reason why Dr. Adevoh and some of her colleagues at First Consultant hospital are now dead. May God continue to protect and bless everyone volunteering their labor, knowledge and time to the cause of saving lives in times like these.

    Many thanks to BN for sharing this. Ada, I’m so glad to read your story and truly hope that you will consider following in the steps of your mentor and think about that specialization in infectious diseases. However, one thing at a time as you get back to your life as you once knew it …. and finally, I join you and Kent Brantley to say “Praise be to God, for another person saved!!!”.

    • Ekwitosi

      September 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      Hm….. MS MSA this is quite an in eh!
      Thank you Dr Ada for such an honest from the heart write up. No drama just recounting step by step everything that went on with you. I am glad to read this and that you have the presence of mind to share this regardless of what people may say or feel. Our society is such a place that when we take a step forward we take two backwards I hope people will see this as a means to learn rather than stigmatize you.
      Thank God for the WHO doctors! These are men and women that have dedicated their lives to the calling and serving humanity whole heartedly. Also for your Pastor that combined both spiritual and modern medicine to help you combat this disease. Knowledge is power, how else can we move forward if not to use the tools the good Lord has provided us with? There is nothing like passing knowledge through word of mouth and I hope your Pastor will do the same with his congregation.
      @MSA I agree with you Dr Ada please consider what Dr David is asking of you to specialize in infectious disease medicine. Some of the biggest foundations out there were born of adversity. For instance Susan Goodman Komen died of breast cancer at the age of 33 in 1980. Her sister Nancy Goodman Brinker promised her that she would raise awareness and founded Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Komen’s memory in 1982. This is to raise awareness for the disease and also support research for the cure. Today it is one of the biggest foundations our there. Michael J.Fox is doing the same for Parkinson’s disease.
      This may be the beginning of greater things to come and from your write up I have no doubt that you are equal to the task! I liked the touch of you cutting the red ribbon to signify your freedom because truly this is a new lease to life. I look forward to hearing more about you. God Bless.

  114. Chikala

    September 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    God is a miracle worker indeed! I personally have my own testimony. He healed off a horrible plague as well. I want to use this medium to help me to thank God. I thank God for her life as well.

  115. sobix

    September 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    My eyes was flowed with tears by the end of this article.it has really boosted my faith.Welcome back Dr.Adah

  116. Tk

    September 15, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    HAlleluyah! I thank God for ur life! It was rili inspirational

  117. Tim

    September 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing this story…. This line got me teary eyed “I remember saying to myself, “I have life; I can always replace these items.” Thank God for using you to bring hope to many. To God be all the praise and glory.

  118. Carliforniabawlar

    September 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    If there were some type of serious international awards for blogging, BN deserves to be nominated for airing this life changing inspirational story!!

    • TA

      September 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      You know those were my thoughts too. Major kudos to BN for this story!
      I couldn’t stop crying.
      My God! Dr Adadevoh,Dr Ada, Dr Ohiaeri and all the wonderful folks at First Consultants deserve our deep gratitude . May God continue to bless you all richly.

  119. mrs chidukane

    September 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Wow,what an inspiring story. I bless God for your life and for the doctors who risk their lives, leaving their safety nets to help others. When I read how Patrick Sawyer pulled out his iv and spilled his blood on Nurse Justina,I screamed! What a truly wicked man.

    You see, she went to stay with her parents because she didn’t think she was at risk but after the Minister of Health will say she escaped quarantine which is what they said of the nurse that went to visit her people in Enugu. I wish our journalists will attempt to verify their stories before they go to press.

  120. Noksis

    September 15, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I cried so many times. Had to compose myself before coming to comment. It is very informative. There is no cure to Ebola as it seems. only her faith in God kept her. I believe that they were not given the ZMAp and Nano Silver been hyped because they were obviously not cure. i am sure her information on how much fluids would help and her faith to over come. My faith is increased.
    I thank God with you. It is just a miracle.
    I believe in miracles

  121. Arin

    September 15, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Dr. Ada, God bless you for sharing this with us. For also letting the world know about the power of communion and the Word of God. I rejoice with you and your family.

  122. Taiye

    September 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Thank you Dr. Ada for sharing your story and giving hope to many. Jesus truly heals and the word and confession works wonders.

  123. ene

    September 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    God! you are awesome……what a wonderful God we serve

  124. Ifunanya Ilodibe nee Ugona

    September 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I have never commented on this blog before but I thought it imperative to comment. Ada, you are a sign and a wonder. Thank God for his faithfulness and his mercy. I remember when I was calling and you weren’t picking up. I was such a mess. And I remember how I screamed when you called me on my birthday. It was the best birthday present ever. I’m sure ppl thought I was nuts. I know that my redeemer liveth and there’s nothing impossible. Love u much sis

    • Akin Okuboyejo

      September 18, 2014 at 8:20 am

      10s of people have been cured of Ebola all over the world Funi…nd it’s mostly through the efforts of the likes of the local and foreign doctors who sacrifice their time as well as risk their lives to help. Certainly has nothing to do with magic dust falling down from heaven. The pregnant nurse prayed as well. Why were the lives of her and that of her unborn child not worthy of saving.

  125. benny

    September 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Im crying… u are an inspiration

  126. Waffles

    September 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story.
    I commend the Lagos state government for its diligence in handling the Ebola situation.

  127. RITA

    September 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I wept over and over again as i read on,this indeed is a miracle,am so happy for her faith and determination,i bless God for the doctors and all who worked tirelessly,our Gd is indeed a miracle working God.

  128. Xtsy

    September 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Dear doc, Pls let us know where to send contributions to patient’s thanks

  129. Emma lee

    September 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Awesome. Well articulated testimony. Couldn’t stop the tears myself. May God keep you and your family. My faith has doubled! God’s word is True! It is HIs covenant.

  130. Editrix69

    September 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Wow! I’m speechless. Thank you, Lord. Miracles do happen. Dr. Ada, may God bless and continue to keep you. To those we lost to this awful illness, may your gentle souls continue to rest in peace, amen.

  131. lilly

    September 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Hmmmmm….am speechless. May God be praised!

  132. Eka Mbakara

    September 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Wow ! There is still God

  133. jenny

    September 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    O LORD i thank U

  134. Spicey

    September 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Glory!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was faith @ work in you big time. Your story is the story of God’s unending GRACE., mehhhn!!! I had to abandon my lunch to finish this (testimony). It was nothing but the hand of Almighty God on your life. You are a proof that God answers prayers. Congratulations!

  135. YINKA

    September 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Tears…thank God

    • Ajiboye

      September 17, 2014 at 12:53 am

      Thank God for your life, may God Almighty heal all the remaining people that are still battling with the virus.May God clear Ebola off our Nation and the other Nations that are still battling with the virus.

  136. Simbo Badmus

    September 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. I was moved to tears. You have indeed come through the valley of the shadow of death. How awesome God is. I salute you for being a fighter and a survivor.Your life is now a story of inspiration,including that of Dr.Adadevoh. I salute your courage. God bless you.

  137. Babe

    September 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Thank God for your life Dr Ada, Our God is a God of miracles

  138. Francess

    September 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Tnk u lord…faith in Christ Jesus is essential for salvation…may God continue 2 bless d health workers .

  139. Omalicha

    September 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I am in tears as I type this. Thanks for sharing this. Our God is awesome and this story just reinstated my faith in God. I am going through my own personal struggle and today I will put my hope abs trust in God. I lack words to describe how I am feeling right now. It is well! Only Him can turn a test into a testimony

  140. TheSophiaBello

    September 15, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    OMG! I actually cried reading this. Thank God for your life Dr. Ada, may God continue to keep you.

  141. Toptuti

    September 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    wow…., i could not but shed tears. I bless God for your life doc. He alone knows all things.

  142. Desy

    September 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I couldn’t stop the tears from flowing, God is indeed faithful

  143. olayemi owolabi

    September 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    wooooowwwwwwwwwwww,this story really move me to tears,,…..am happy for you oo dr ada,i pray to GOD that u will never experience such again and will also will never experience this deadly disease in our life(amen)

  144. Fume

    September 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing, i cried all through and have been telling people to come read it. May God continue to bless and keep you and your family in good health. Amen

  145. Ife

    September 15, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats Ada. I thank God for you. Your life will be an asset to generations.

  146. QueenBee

    September 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Amazing. Postive attitude and perspectives will always prevail! This was a wonderful testimony of what faith can do and bring you through.

  147. Richbims

    September 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    “Jesus body was broken on the cross so that our body will not be broken again, He died so that we can have life”. The Bibles says: we are of God little children, therefore we have overcome the world because greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world! we overcome the world and it system through the blood of the lamb and our testimony.
    Wow!!! this story is a typical example of a fight of faith. God is real and miracle is real., as a child of God we can never be deceased because “that same spirit that raised up Jesus from the death is alive in us vitalizing our mortal body”,
    I’m so happy that finally people will agree that ebola is not the final because God’s word is actually the final. In any situation we find ourselves, let us hold on to the word of God as our shield because the word of God never fails and with God all things are possible.
    I’m so happy for Dr Ada and her family, I’m inspired by her level of faith. She is indeed a survivor. And i declared that you shall not die but you will live to declare the glory of God in your live in Jesus name Amen. Thank you BN for publishing such faith lifting story. God bless you Amen.

  148. blessed

    September 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I try not to cry by just reading articles or things like that but I’m in tears right now. What joy and hope fills my heart just knowing that no matter the situation, It is never hopeless. The word of God belongs to us and is at work in our lives when we believe and act!!! Thanks so much for this Doc.

  149. Maria

    September 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    My heart almost burst with emotions and trying hard to fight back tears. Congratulations Dr Ada. I applaud the volunteer doctors. I really appreciate them. they did what any human being would do in the beginning, stayed away because of lack of information, but the came back to support. that was very heroic and God bless there hearts and continue to protect them.
    I just really hope that Nigerians would stop criticising the government, at least, this story is an eye-opening to the efforts being made.
    May the lives that were lost find peace in the bosom of the Almighty, who knows best and cannot be questioned.

  150. Isa

    September 15, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Thank God almighty for healing u dr Ada to him be the glory he’s name is Jehovah jireh our healer you are blessed for sharing your testimony to the world to the glory of God and to the shame of the devil

  151. Luqman

    September 15, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Thank God for your safety! It really calls for glorification of God.
    Very touching story!

  152. Modella

    September 15, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  153. didi

    September 15, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Its amazing how day after day i get reminded on the the existence of God and how he works in wonderful ways. I also get reminded on the power of positive thinking, realising that everything that happens in your life might not be controllable… but the end of that occurance might actually be controllable.
    im in awe right now of the works of God and even more improtantly im in awe that this doctor felt the need to shun stigmatization and share her story.
    God that has kept you this far will continue to strengthen and uphold you.
    im really inspired

  154. Christine

    September 15, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Thank You Jesus…. There is power in The name of Jesus…..

  155. me

    September 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    This is simply beautiful!!!

  156. Laide

    September 15, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I kept asking myself why some people who had contact with Patrick decided to flee. Now I see hw horrible isolation can be and how it’s easy to criticize if u are not in their shoes. U a living testimony to Gods goodness and yes u threw away stigmatization because u will forever be victorious . I admire ur courage and as u were healed divinely I use u as a point of contact to other Ebola victims. I pray God cleanses our land of all diseases and plagues. Congratulations cos uve achieved ur primary aim in life.

  157. Oluwatosin

    September 15, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks BN for this.

    Happy that we have a survivor that was willing to share her story. Highly emotional yet filled with lessons.

    Prayer alongside with action i.e using detergent, hand sanitizers, not sharing of personal items.

    Prayer + Early detection i. e reporting any suspicion to a hospital + following doctor’s advice.

    May God heal our land.

  158. Jummy

    September 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Wooow Amazing God, I thank God for your life, you are indeed a testimony. We went to Igbinedion University together. This make this Ebola soo real and close to home. God is Jehovah Rapha our healer and grateful to him for making your life a testimony. May your testimony be permanent and may your joy be full IJN (Amen)

  159. Tessa Doghor http://www.udookonjo.com

    September 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Great are You, Lord. You are greatly to be praised, greatly to be praised, Father, You reign.
    I rejoice with you, Ada. The kingdom of God has come to you.
    Keep telling of His goodness..

    Dr. Brantly may have been criticized but his criticizers were not faced with death face to face and lived to tell it. They were just onlookers so they could not have understood the mercy of God unless they experienced it.

  160. Free

    September 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Finally a detailed personal account from a Nigerian survivor. I’m so happy for her survival though I feel the pain of the loss of Justina and Dr Adadevoh, whose plights I’d followed from previous articles. I feel proud of the efforts the medical staff put in because it could have been much worse. I pray that a cure or prevention be found soon, and for God to deliver more people from this virus.

  161. Tessa Doghor

    September 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Great are You, Lord. You are greatly to be praised, greatly to be praised, Father, You reign.
    I rejoice with you, Ada. The kingdom of God has come to you.
    Keep telling of His goodness..

    Dr. Brantly may have been criticized but his criticizers were not faced with death face to face and lived to tell it. They were just onlookers so they could not have understood the mercy of God unless they experienced it.

    Glory to God

  162. temmie

    September 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    God is still in the business of doing Wonders. This is an exceptional case. I admire your strength and courage. Many thanks to all the health workers who risked their lives to take care of the sick and to the LS govt. May God continue to be with you Dr. Ada, Thanks for sharing. This is truly a Faith booster! Glory to God!

  163. George

    September 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Hope this story goes Hollywood. So the platform for encouragement/motivation is broader. Wow.

  164. senavoe

    September 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Alhamdulilah, it was conquered and so shall it be in the other west African states. and to those who lost the battle, we pray for your families and wish them all a happy hereafter.

    Alhamdulilah! may my country be big enough someday not to depend on foreign aids to save lives and to be able to complement faith and worship with effort.

  165. Opsy

    September 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    The tears won’t stop and I had to read every bit of it…

    I do not know you but I’m thankful for your life and that of your loved ones. I’m particularly glad you were with your parents and not your husband at the time…

    I’m sad and very sorry about the lives that were lost but I’m thankful too, they’ll never be forgotten…

    In all of this many thanks to God Almighty, all the care givers, the volunteer doctors here at home and those from different parts of the world. May God bless them all, Amen!

  166. Jossy

    September 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    God reigns forever! What a victory! Glory to God in the highest. God bless and keep you my sister. Hmmmmmm

  167. Kenny Jossy

    September 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    What an awesome God we serve. Its only a fool that will say there’s no God. I thank God for this beautiful woman’s life May God in his mercies continue to uplift her. For those still battling the disease, i ask for God’s healing in Jesus Name Amen

  168. Nago

    September 15, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Dr Ada, ur narrative caused some goose bumps and tears. God is indeed faithful and wonderful. And believe me when I say that even though we as Nigerians don’t know u, we all were praying for u and others. I thank God immensely for ur survival. Thank you for speaking out and being honest about d exact situation and also giving extensive insight into the disease.
    I thank God for d Lagos state govt and all d health personnel that helped to contain this outbreak esp while they were unprepared.
    My heart hurts to remember those that lost their lives in the fight, may they Rest in perfect peace.
    My dearly beloved BN, thanks for this article. I’ve been following this Ebola outbreak and i’ve needed to read a personal account of a survivor esp in Nigeria. The closest was the account of the late nurse, Justina’s fiance.

    As for Patrick sawyer, ur uncooperative attitude and dishonesty as highlighted….. in fact make I no vex curse …. I leave it for God to judge.

  169. Loulou

    September 15, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I just want to say Thank You Jesus, Lord you reign!!!!!!!!!

  170. ella

    September 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    All I can say is PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!!!!! And thank you so much Ada for sharing your inspirational story. Wow! Tears was an understatement I was shivering, I am in awe! You need to publish a book on this, give talks. Really all those who survived this scourge through faith, positivity, determination I dot my cap for you, all the doctors, care givers, nurses, Lagos state govt,, volunteers, cleaners, WHO, CDC, Ministry of health, God would bless everyone who has impacted in there own little way. All those that lost their lives in the cause of stopping this scourge are hero’s may they continue to RIP. All those working tirelessly doing research, trying to find a cure and vaccine, God bless you guys. We would overcome Ebola everywhere including Liberia IJN!

  171. zelda

    September 15, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    wooow! God is indeed awesome. he never fails those that put their trust in him.faith without works is death………….u had faith and did the needful.so happy for you adaora………..thank God for your life…….God sure has a big plan for you. you should listen to DR David and look in the direction of infection control you sure have a story to tell.

  172. Oreoluwa

    September 15, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    You are indeed a testimony.
    I pray the merciful God make this testimony permanent in Jesus name.

    Thank you for sharing, you have saved a soul.

  173. ope

    September 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    WOW! GOD is REAL

  174. O.RE

    September 15, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Wow… Thank you for sharing this Adaora. God is truly awesome! And the strength you have in you truly can only come from him! Thank God for keeping your family, your husband also in faith and the dear P. That prayed with you… May God Bless him for taking the time out to be there not for publicity but for God. And all those volunteers and your F.C family risking their lives too. May God bless you as you bless others with your service at work, in church and everywhere you go. This is really powerful and it carries a word much needed in this season. Bless you. X

  175. kash

    September 15, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Awesome! God be praised for His mighty deeds. Thank you Dr. Ada for your courage and your testimony

  176. Dee

    September 15, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Thank God for her life. I’m impressed by her Pastor who not only prayed for her daily but also researched about the disease and encouraged her to get as much information as she could and do everything the doctors told her to diligently . I’m also impressed by both the Nigerian and foreign doctors. The bravery of white people inspires me

  177. toyin

    September 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Grateful to God for your life Ada!!! I rejoice with you and pray for the families of all who have departed – Peace!
    Thanks BN for posting this!

  178. TopNotch

    September 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Wow!!! This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this testimony with us. This is a lesson to us all,we should not wait till we have diseases termed “incurable” by human,we should put our faith to work even in cases that we term little (e.g headache, stomach upset, body ache and the likes). If we can faith it through the little things,then we can faith it through the supposed incurable.

  179. Dee

    September 15, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Wow. Moved with tears. I thank God for u.

  180. Funmi Udo

    September 15, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Praise God! He’s a miracle working God. Thank you Ada for sharing your testimony. We extend our prayers to others who are in dark situation not just ebola that their communication of faith will be effective to freedom. The only solution to all these terrible news around us is to yield totally to God and to know him for ourselves by connecting through the Word(Jesus Christ) and studying of his word(bible). We praise the name of the Lord and we rejoice with you Ada.

  181. BlueEyed

    September 15, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    This got me riled up and emotional, the idea of seeing other people die beside you is traumatizing enough, her faith was indeed huge. In the midst of fear and uncertainty, stories like this show light, the fight is still on and it’s my utmost prayer that this Ebola is completely eradicated from Africa entirely, kudos to health workers and volunteers taking the bold stride, Nigerians should cooperate and help fight this virus. God bless Nigeria

  182. lagosmummy

    September 15, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    speechles……. Awesome God! Mighty are Your Miracles! God bless you Ada! BN, God bless you guys abundantly, i honestly am completely speechless….

  183. Oby

    September 15, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I glorify God on ur behalf… U walked thru d shadow of death.. Ur faith in God kept u strong.. It’s not easy I must say.. This story has boosted my faith.. Thank u for sharing.. U r a blessed child.. We can only imagine what u went thru.. That was a battle field. u r a victorious child. May God be with u always..

  184. Nwaka

    September 15, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    May Jehovah Ropheka our Healer be praised. I thank you Dr Ada for sharing your testimony. May Jehovah God bless you and keep you. Daddy Jehovah, May your Holy Name be forever glorified. Hallelujah!!

  185. Tosin

    September 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    This made me cry
    My God is awesome.
    Who says God isnt alive and still does miracles….There is nothing impossible for Him.
    Thank you Lord Jesus!!!

  186. tunmi

    September 15, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I am happy for her that she survived. I am not attributing it to religion or faith because those who have died also had unwavering belief. There are over 100 religious comments, kindly ignore mine and proclaim your support for the others if you disagree.

    Her account of this really is one for the history books. This should be preserved in a national museum. There should be books and newspaper articles and films to preserve this experience.

    And she was brutally honest, painting the reality of her experience as it was. My heart breaks for the pregnant woman who lost her child. I wish these families the strength to continue. Hopefully some form of health care reform or proposal will come out of this. For her ethical behavior in minimizing her contact with others once she knew, I truly applaud her. And I am truly grateful

  187. oj hair

    September 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    hmmmmmmmm to God be the Glory. i pray the victims will be given some treatment related to what this Doctor did, we might have more survivors. God Bless U for sharing

  188. Umeh Frank

    September 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Dr Ada, you have a good spirit and Some of us that were with you at Igbinedion unversity can attest to it. You Good Spirit saved you. Congrats

  189. Komolafe Oluwatosin

    September 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Who is like unto thee O Lord…Behold the hand of the Lord is not shortened that it cannot save, neither is his ear heavy that it cannot hear….Where the wisdom of man ends…His mysterious ways is revealed……To the one whose wisdom is unsearchable, whose love is unending and whose saving grace is limitless….I worship you…You story serves as an encouragement to those who have lost Faith….God is still God as of Old…I stand in awe…..O Lord

    • Ojay

      September 16, 2014 at 8:16 am

      …………GOD is still God Indeed

  190. Michael

    September 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Thank You Jesus! I will forever believe in You.

  191. de

    September 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    May your testimony be permanent taking you from glory to glory and bringing people closer to Christ Amen. This is my God is indescribable

  192. ifepe nnennia

    September 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    After reading your testimony dear Dr.Ada my faith has increased for the better.God indeed is real and he never fails.RIP to the worthy persons that lost their lives and God will console their famailies

  193. Jerry

    September 15, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    She fit be Mfm babe, she carry fire kill virus. so happy for her. Moral of the Story: Prayer works in all situations and your faith is needed to get the result.
    i was almost ORS thirsty, sounds like some sort of miracle fanta

  194. Zee

    September 15, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Totally amazing! I had goosebumps reading this. God bless you, your husband, your pastor, your family, the health workers..all who stood by you in this really trying time. God be praised. May the souls of those departed RIP.

  195. Stella

    September 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Praise God! Praise His holy name! i wept like a child, yet i could not take my eyes away from my screen as I read. A beautiful testimony made even closer by the fact that I actually know Ada. I than God for your healing, thanks you so much for sharing your story.

  196. LadyB

    September 15, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    All thanks to God almighty, the only living God is awesome. All glory, honour and adoration to Him alone. Congratulations Dr Ada!!!.

  197. Anthony

    September 15, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    i was moved to tears when i read this….despite being a volunteer doctor in the fight against Ebola, and taught continously to show empathy and not sympathy………….i can imagine what you went through……….hope ,despair,resolute courage and determination , and that sweet taste of victory and joy……..The point of no return in the fight against ebola is when the inflammatory response supercedes the antibody response.
    More measure are being put in to place to prevent or curtail further spread of the virus. Researchers are now interested in how we have effectively managed and achieved a comparative success with Ebola in Nigeria.

    • chinaa Nwokorie

      September 17, 2014 at 2:26 am

      I will start by appreciating BellaNaija for posting this article. You are the eye thru wich we’ve seen the miracle. Kip up the good works!
      Ada Nnem! Ur testimony is an epistle needed by our world today to read with all that the devil is doing to question the existence of the. Almighty God. He just used you to say THAT “HE IS STILL THE I AM”( in whatever we find ourselves in). Overjoyed for this triumph is an understatement. I felt like entering the next available flight, and going to join the Aid workers for I feel that is where I belong but am restricted by my family entanglements.. I pray that. God will reveal my part in this whole thing.
      Adaorah, as ur name signifies, you are everybody’s Ada. This ur epistle must be heard in Nija, West Africa, Africa and the world at large. In case you’ve not given it a thought, ur life has just taken another turn. You are not just an. Ebolasurvivor, you are ANTIEBOLA ie You can enter where other health professionals need all the protection to enter with HolyGhost shield and come out free of any Ebola . Nne orah: the injunction is GO YE INTO THE WORLD AND ERADICATE EVERY EBOLA. ( Obiara egbum , gbue on we ya) you are empowered to do this not by man but by theSupreme Being that healed thee. You have all the support not only by the Heavenly host but by ur entire supporters here on earth since Heaven have spoken. Pls when you are ready, I can contribute to that calling.
      Celebrate your New life, ur new family and your new status. Thank you Jesus. Kip singinging ” BABA YOU DOU DO WELL!

    • Ubby

      September 17, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Can Bella Naija still do more…..it would be good if most if not all Ebola victims get to hear or read this write up…is there anyhow any NGO that can have access to those in charge of these victims ? So that they can know that with these positive way of living and faith and works that they can come out of it

  198. Queen

    September 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I cried from the beginning of this article till the end. Can’t believe this is what victims of Ebola have been going through. I’m normally not one to hate but I can’t help the hatred I feel for Patrick Sawyer right now. I just feel like stomping on his grave. How wicked can a person be? To think that all the people that died would have still been alive if only they had known……..I’m so emotional right now. May the souls of the departed continue to rest in peace. I rejoice with you Doctor. May the good Lord continue to be with you. Thank you so much bellanaija for bringing us this article. It has shed a lot of light on things I didn’t understand before.

  199. Maxine

    September 15, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    God is real. She believed and it worked. We should believe and we shall definitely receive our breakthrough. Shalom

  200. abimbola dare

    September 15, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Glory be to Jesus. An amazing testimony that has reminded me yet again that our God is alive and is VERY interested in the health and wealth of his children. Ada, thank God for your life dear. Glory be to Jesus.xx

  201. jirla

    September 15, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    This testimony made me get on my knees to pray!

  202. samsie

    September 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I prayed for you and i said to God one thing! You just couldn’t die. This story is just to say Thank you God. Please testify! Let it be known that God exists. I know how I s as a young doctor, I just can’t imagine what you went through. My mum prayed for you ootoo and everyday we would say that young girl cannot die. Praise God. Praise God. Praise God. Remember you must keep serving God for preserving your life.

  203. Tincan

    September 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Amazing grace, unending love….

  204. chiny

    September 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    God is worthy to be praised, I give thanks to God for using you as a tool to let the world know he is still in the business of healing and doing miracles. All we need is faith in God and good works towards it. Glory to Jesus.

  205. Mystique

    September 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    JESUS….. I bow and worship you….

  206. Ade

    September 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    To Jesus be ALL the Glory! Thank YOU GOD, YOU are indeed the Lord that heals us. halleluYah! God bless you Ada. To GOD be ALL the Glory!

  207. S!

    September 15, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Amazing Grace!

  208. wocked

    September 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I felt like I stood in your shoes while reading the story Ada… Whoosh!! It was so surreal but very true. It showed God’s magnificence over all. I thank God for your life Ada.. You were saved to do great things in the future for sure, Remember that….

  209. william

    September 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Life is frailty. We’re all very vulnerable. Be thankful when spared to live still

  210. Leonard Obinani

    September 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I bless God Almighty for his salvation of the souls of all Ebola survivors. May the Gentle souls of the departed rest in perfect peace. I want to state that in any situation, we need God, faith in action, knowledge, information, science and technology and a strong will to overcome. Congratulations Dr. Ada. “There is God ooooooooo!

    • HMM

      September 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

      there is GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  211. Eneye Gez Oloye

    September 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    This is truly an amazing true life touching story. I thank God for the doctor’s life and also those that risk thier lives to ensure that care was delivered . My heart felt condolence goes to the families of the bereaved
    Be honest and have Faith in God
    I pray we beat this maladie

  212. lala

    September 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Utterly speechless and dont even know where to begin.hummmm and totally an amazing story. As of todays update , the Congo EVD strain is now the deadliest in contrast to the Zaire strain which is in Nigeria.

  213. Domt

    September 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Psalm 91..one of my favourite chapters. Bless God for you. In tears now. Good I read this at night., meaning I would pray more. Thank you Jesus. He is ALIVE.

    • HMM

      September 16, 2014 at 11:54 am

      HE IS ALIVE!!!

  214. Chi

    September 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Mmmmmmm!! What can i say! Thank God for His mercy upon her life. It realy pays to serve nd love God. Kudos to our government, wouldn’t hv appreciated dier effort if i hadn’t seen dis testimony. Thank you Lord.

  215. Tams Ezekiel

    September 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I have never cried reading a story, but Dr. Ada’s narrative made do so. Am still crying!!! “I still believe in miracles” that’s the my take home lesson. You are truly a faith giant.

    • HMM

      September 16, 2014 at 11:55 am

      TRUE FAITH GIANT. humble and diligent.

  216. oby

    September 15, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Lord may Your name be highly exalted.DR Ada i bless God for You.God is faithful!!!!!

  217. t2

    September 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Praise God!!! Halleluyah!!!

  218. Afua

    September 15, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Praise God.. praise God for your life. such a vivid account… such huge encouragement and reminder that our Lord lives.

  219. uche

    September 15, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Wao! What a mighty God we serve. I am the God of all flesh, is there anything too difficult for me? Says the Lord. I cried all through. I was waiting for my husband to come home to read this and as soon as he came, I encouraged him to read. All thr the reading, he was just shouting ‘ Na Wao’. Dr Ada you are a living testimony indeed. A lot of people have regained their faith in God by reading this. You have done a great deal of evangelism through this amazing write up. May God bless each and every one who has devoted their lifein taking care of those that are sick. Kudos to Lagos State Govt. Eko oni baje!

  220. ntanyi Agnes

    September 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Indeed, you walked through the valley of the shadow of death. Who is greater than God? Who is wiser than God? Who brings healings unto own situations? Jerimiah Says; SAVE ME OH LORD AND I SHALL BE SAVED. HEAL ME AND I SHALL BE HEALED. That was your song, with you believing in those words, and holding strong on to it, the life in those words came to pass. The dried bones became life again and again. Who is greater than Jehovah Lord divine.
    Your story will just help us in increasing our faith in God believing Him that, it is Him alone who can fight all our battles for us. CONGRATULATIONS.

  221. dr light

    September 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you jesus

  222. Brownie

    September 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    This got me teary eyed. God you are awesome and faithful, thank You for delivering your child Ada. I love that you put your faith to work by educating, encouraging yourself and drinking ORS continuously. You showed your faith by your works. God bless you.

  223. Lanre

    September 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Inspiring experience; I advise you write a book on this faith building experience; it will definitely help encourage other going through same

  224. atoksy

    September 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    first of,i rejoice with you and your family over this wonder which the Lord has done in your life.I don’t even know where to begin.i am taking away so many lessons from this singlular post.I noticed the first words that came out of your mouth when you were told you had contracted the disease..NOT A SINGLE NEGATIVE WORD SPOKEN IN FEAR!!!I never ever joke with my confessions and now i’m even more convinced of the efficacy of God’s word especially when spoken in a time of crisis.They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy..so much to say..so much learned here..I pray that you will continually bear fruit in your faith walk.God bless and keep you..

  225. yourtrulyblogposts.blogspot.com

    September 15, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    What a mind blowing testimony! May God be praised forever!!

  226. Star of Susa

    September 15, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    God bless you, Ada! Yours is a true testimony that partaking in communion with God really works. The broken body of Jesus Christ has made you whole and the shed blood has cleansed you of all disease. Because you have shared your testimony here, may the LORD make you whole and perfect all that concerns you. In Jesus’ name. Amen. Indeed, you are for signs and wonders. Your faith in the healing power of God, and works, following the required protocol have indeed made you whole. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  227. Tambari

    September 15, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Thank God for your testimony Ada! Greater things await you and I am excited to see what God has in store. I thank God that we are able to smile after all the initial panic and uncertainty of whether you were ill or not. I pray God grants me such unwavering faith both in good times and in bad. God bless you for sharing. Hugs!

  228. j'fab

    September 15, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Outside of the drama,one thing this story definitely did was teach me that Ebola can be conquered
    It must have taken stoic determination to keep drinking that water and to also still keep your faith in God
    The pregnant woman that died had a low immune system because of her baby and the other people too
    You see how this Doctor in this story was quick to take protective measures,she’s smart and she’s a survivor
    Despair not,even if you contact Ebola,it can be beaten!
    This story made me really understand this scourge that is ebola
    And loathe as I am to admit it considering my stance on crying for stories(fiction or real),yes I really did cry… and hard too!
    I love you Doctor… thank you for sharing this piece
    I am no longer afraid of Ebola,i am now smart about it

  229. NNENNE

    September 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Thank God you made it. May the souls of those who died rest in peace and may God bless all those who volunteered.

    A patient’s environment is as infective as an infected patient. Hands must be washed not only when patients are touched but after touching things around them.
    Again, am touched by someone having to flush a toilet in a facility with bucket of water. Something has to be done about running water in our health care facilities. It makes no sense to go to a hospital for cure only to acquire new infections.

  230. Gbolahan

    September 15, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    In sickness, in dying, in health, in death, in miracles, without miracles…in all things, give thanx, for that is the will of God and Christ Jesus concerning you. There is nothing wrong with asking God for a miracle, nothing wrong with surviving ebola. But we must not base our faith on miracles and healings. We must not. Remember Job. His children DIED. Remember David. His child lay dying, he asked for a miracle. God did not oblige him. The child died. David did not lose faith. Brantly, on his sick bed, probably did not ask for a miracle. But he said he asked God to not allow him lose his faith in God in the midst of the ebola tribulation.
    Christ is ultimate. God is ultimate. All things in nature are allowed by Him to exist. Including ebola. He is a good God. He can choose to eliminate All diseases now. Dr Igonoh was not the first ebola patient to ask for a miracle. And she won’t be the last. God will heal some. He won’t heal some. If I catch ebola (I’m a doctor in Ibadan), God may choose to heal me. He may choose to not heal me. What is important to me is to not lose my faith in God. And to love Him unconditionally.
    Phew. You read my piece. Thank you.
    Anyway. God will ALWAYS be glorified. It remains for you and me to align ourselves with His will for us.
    I’m off to bed.

    • nemy

      September 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      @gbolahan,
      u r on point. very much on point. just scrolling thru the posts and stumbled on yours. it smacks me as one not given to religious sentimentality. u r right on point.

    • Gbolahan

      September 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you. My purpose was to point our focus back to the miracle worker and not just the miracle. Or lack of miracle thereof.

  231. Patience Ethikumi

    September 15, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    This is the wonders of God. The only one that heals. Lord I bow to you on the behalf of this daughter of yours, thank you Father for sparing her life.

  232. hawtspott

    September 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Wow! I feel so cold, just muttering thank You Jesus!

  233. Efee

    September 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    My goodness!!!! What a powerful, powerful testimony! Ada the way you narrated this took us on that journey with you. I literally could visualize what the 1st isolation ward looked and smelled like. The psychologically warfare alone…Kai, I salute you for letting Trust and Faith in God cause you to overcome that mind battle…and taking the ORS and meds while at it. Life is indeed a mystery and only God can answer the hard questions of why one makes it and another doesn’t. In all, He is Faithful and all Glory to God!
    God bless all the medical personnel, volunteers, and Lagos State’s health team. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

  234. lekan Alliu

    September 16, 2014 at 12:01 am

    This is an exceptional narrative I have read in a long time. It rekindles my believe and strengthens my faith.
    God has preserved you to further serve humanity.

  235. UFC

    September 16, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Faith will power & most importantly the Grace of God saved this lucky lady. It is an inspirational true life story which teaches us that faith can indeed move mountains. The Zmapp drug was not administered on her,yet she survived. All glory to God!

  236. eyebeegreen

    September 16, 2014 at 12:03 am

    The red ribbon at the end… God just knows how to work things out for his glory. The bible says the just shall live by faith. This is indeed a perfect example. Thanks to God!

  237. Kebia

    September 16, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Thanks for sharing this story and re-assuring everyone that this virus can be beaten. The questions about God in the last paragraph are life’s most important questions that times like this bring to our mind. I encourage anyone that is searching for the answers to visit jw.org for clear bible answers.

  238. joke

    September 16, 2014 at 12:16 am

    very touching and well constructed story. i tried not to cry but i couldn’t help it. this moved me to tears

  239. Serah Dandii

    September 16, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Truly inspirational. I am glad I took the time to read your story Dr. Ada Igonoh. Your faith and determination to live kept you alive! I thank God for your life and thank you for sharing it with the World!
    You have given me yet another reason to face my health challenges with re- newed vigor.
    There is no contesting it, you were DIVINELY HEALED!.
    Please extend what God has done for you by being part of the volunteer team helping to care for Ebola patients.

  240. Rossi

    September 16, 2014 at 12:23 am

    …Adaora!! God bless u. N im grateful to God. Just cdnt believe this. We cdnt hav lost u after Osa naa. Praise be to God for making you the strong woman iv known u to be. The whole class is with u in prayers. Wd call u bfor this week ends. Wow! !! #Jesusrules#

  241. Igboyi Mary

    September 16, 2014 at 12:27 am

    To God be praise for ever and ever, you will live long to tell of his goodness.

  242. mamamia

    September 16, 2014 at 12:55 am

    I cant remember when last I cried this hard. To all the volunteers and doctors who have literally given up their life to help fight Ebola may God bless you and your generations to come. You all are our True Heroes. This really got me emotional… May God continue to perfect your healing Dr Ada. Amen! I feel so weak having read this, who would have thought?

  243. gina

    September 16, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Jehovah be Glorified, I can attest to the awesome healing powers of Jehovah cos I have constantly partaken of it. Jehovah I Join Ada to return all the Glory, thanks and Praise to you for your mercies.

  244. funmology

    September 16, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Basically everything has been said. God bless you for sharing this with us, it really boosted my faith.

    • HMM

      September 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      YEAH, THANKS FOR AN EXCELLENT NARRATIVE

  245. Chika (onwa)

    September 16, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Our God never fails… Ada you are indeed a leaving testimony!!!!

  246. Olawumi Ajayi

    September 16, 2014 at 1:52 am

    This is so encouraging. God’s name be praised forever.

  247. David H

    September 16, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Glory be to God for His goodness and His mercies. God is truly a Nigerian and He is making a distinction between His chosen and the rest. I was filled with joy when that American Doctor gave all the glory to God, because he knew that it was God and not any medicine that healed him. All nations ( especially the USA) will bow and acknowledge the awesomeness of the Almighty God.

  248. zeyi

    September 16, 2014 at 2:25 am

    He never fails. Our God is faithful. We need to keep confessing positive. He is faithful who has promised. He will do it.
    God bless and keep you daughter of faith.

  249. Chikodili

    September 16, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Thank you God. I almost shed a tear. Your faith is what got you through. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  250. Bluivy

    September 16, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Thankfully made my lessons learnt…prayer, the word, messages, communion, faith, determination , research and of course ORS…very heart wrenching article, my kids must all read this.

  251. Chinyere U. Nwoke

    September 16, 2014 at 2:58 am

    I read every line with captivation. What a wonderful story of God’s miracle and goodness. Dr. Ada Igonoh is right. There is no comprehension of God’s decisions to save one and let the other die. I am glad Ada lived to tell this incredible story for people to learn more about Ebola and as well learn more about embracing God’s mercies and grace in challenging times. May God be praised.

  252. haven

    September 16, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Amazing spirit she’s got! It’s important to build friendships around pple. Humans are great resources,. Sure after her fighting spirit, it was the unrelenting encouragements she got from friends( particularly the pastor) that kept her going. God be praised!!!.

  253. Ribka

    September 16, 2014 at 3:26 am

    I never doubt God’s existence because I saw his hand many times in my life, but this story …….this story allows me to shout loud saying …….SEE my God is NEVER Dead! Thank you Lord!

  254. Jennifer

    September 16, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Just like job in the Bible, A test of faith and persévérance. You overcame this deadly disease. Thanks for this wonderful testimony Dr Ada Igonoh.

  255. Blathworky

    September 16, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Thanks be to God and Science that this young and brilliant lady survived. May Dr Agonoh bring light and hope to all of us in the coming dark years as we fight Ebola. And may her friends and colleagues who passed away rest in peace. So sad 🙁

  256. Ofogu Christiana

    September 16, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Thank God for his mercies.God bless you Dr. Ada.Thank God for the wonderful family you have in christ and also your family.Thank God for the helpers he sent your way.Thank God for the kind of spirit he gave you.

  257. beeeholla

    September 16, 2014 at 5:36 am

    This is awesome n amazing, it can only be God. I cried for joy when i read the part that result came back negative. More grace n wisdom to the Doctors that risked their life in attending the patients. The story has giving me reassurance about God n that miracle is real. May the soul of Dr. Adedavoh n the rest continue to rest in peace and to others that are still battling with ebola, God that healed Dr. Ada will also come to their rescue n heal them.

  258. nkay

    September 16, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Dr.Ada you have brought faith back into many lives with your life challenging story. You made me believe once again that God exist and supercedes all the theories of life.God is beyond science and human comprehension. Please BN where can one contact Dr.Ada and get the inspirational cds from her pastor? will love to get the cds.

  259. Feelitx

    September 16, 2014 at 6:37 am

    A touching read. A miraculous story.

  260. Gabriel

    September 16, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Even ebola resulted in praise to our Father in heaven. Hallelujah. Oooo May my life be a praise unto God just like Ada’s. May my faith stand the test of storm. May my life be a great testimonial to the greatness of my Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for sharing this real, soul inspiring, soul touching and soul searching experience of passing through the valley of death.

  261. ify

    September 16, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Awesome God how great thou art, we bless u. Lord

  262. Enobong Asuquo

    September 16, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Incredible God deserves incredible praise. I see a story my pin7B60of a family rooted in faith. Knowledge truly liberates……I believe her constant research with her pastor kept her abreast with info she needed to tackle the disease with faith and prayers. Only wish dr adadevoh…our heroine was beside her…may have helped to share info. My heart goes out to her family..
    We thank God for choosing to save you. and thanks for sharing.

  263. Tollu

    September 16, 2014 at 8:07 am

    *singing: excellent is Your name, wonderful is Your power, Lord you are wonderful, my God you are excellent.
    Now I haven’t been to church in many years and have totally lost faith in the bulk of our spiritual leaders in Nigeria.
    Your kind of pastor is the one I want, a learned person also committed to his flock’s well-being.

    Dr. Ada Igonoh, God bless you, your husband, family, colleagues, The volunteer health workers, the volunteer anybody that have been selfless enough to help with this challenge.

    Your story has renewed my faith in God and Nigerians. And also proven that education is the key to our myriad challenges in Africa.
    Education, common sense and love for your neighbour.
    Patrick Sawyer and Olu-Ibukun what’s his face had just one of this.

    I feel like i’m rambling on but really just wanted to comment on this. God bless you

  264. Chinenye

    September 16, 2014 at 8:14 am

    This story is so touching and painful. We live in a period of time when we need strong faith and reliance on God. Let us seek for the truth of God’s word and live by faith. This makes me very eager to see the fulfillment of Isaiah 33:24 where it says ” no resident will say I am sick , all those dwelling in the land will be those pardoned for their error”, revelation 21:4 which says “And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away” and finally John 5:28&29 where it reads that “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tomb will hear his (God’s) voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who did bad things to a resurrection of Judgement”

  265. Ojay

    September 16, 2014 at 8:15 am

    ALL I CAN SAY IS THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!

  266. Mimi

    September 16, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Thanks for giving an insider account of the isolation units. Thanks for sharing your story, it gives hope that as a country, we can yet combat this evil disease. God bless you

  267. Patience

    September 16, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Indeed God is wonderful. I am grateful for the Grace given to Dr Ada…… you are a true testimony for life… Glory and Honor be onto God…. For those who lost their lives in this course May their soul rest in the bosom of God Almighty…..

  268. Nikky

    September 16, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Blessed be the name of the LORD,MOST HIGH!!! The name of The Lord is a strong tower the righteous runs into it and they are safe. May The Lord grant eternal rest and consolation to the families that lost loved ones. Congrats Dr Ada. One with a God is a majority.

  269. Martha

    September 16, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Glory to Jesus…Our God is Faithful and forever our LORD reigns…what a great testimony…

  270. mimimons

    September 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

    ALL GLORY be ascribed to Jehovah Rapha! HE indeed is a rewarder of those that diligently seek HIM. I bless God for your life Doc Ada, for even coming out to share this awesome testimony. Your healing is permanent in Jesus name.

  271. Oluwaseun M

    September 16, 2014 at 9:08 am

    God is Awesome! May His name forever be praised! Halllleeeeelllluuuuuyahhhhhhh…. Jesus I love you more

  272. Debs

    September 16, 2014 at 9:15 am

    You can’t give what you don’t have. If you don’t have the word of God inside you, when the evil day comes what would you resort to? This a testimony of faith in the never changing word of God. I was moved to tears reading this. We all have to learn from this, it’s important to be about God and His word everyday of our lives such that when challenges come, we would be strong enough to face it. Thank you Dr Ada for sharing this awe-inspiring testimony. I rejoice with you and your family. You have boosted my faith. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, I BELIEVE IN GOD.

  273. msnadah

    September 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Awesome God,how great thou. The word of God works in all situations. Congratulations Dr Ada. Many will be inspired by this glorious testimony. God bless you for sharing. I can’t hold back the tears.

  274. Lota

    September 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Inner strength, positive attitude, literacy and support, all covered with a passionate belief in the Power of the Most High God…this is life. Life that conquers death. Thanks to the brave health workers
    Thanks to the family, friends and pastor
    Thanks to the Lagos state government and the staff of First Consultant Hospital.
    Ada, thank you for your story. It is encouraging.

    Thank you Lord

  275. Uche

    September 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

    First, thank God for her life!!!!! This testimony moved me to tears and most exp reminded me of my mother’s saying “Once there is life, there is hope” There is God & He will receive all the Glory forever!!!!!! I am proud of Lagos & Federal Ministry of Health…..job well done!

  276. efe

    September 16, 2014 at 9:38 am

    This is our Testimony in Christ Jesus. FAITH that maketh not ashamed. Thank you Jesus.
    Congratulations Dr. Ada,you are indeed a living TESTIMONY.
    To all the Doctors from W.H.O thank you, .Those Volunteer Doctors from Lagos Satae, Thank you, The Cleaners and all, Thank you, To Dr. Ada’s Husband and Her parents and Siblings, Thank you,To her Fellow Doctor and Pastor, Thank you.
    Words are not enough to appreciate the Ancient of days ,Balm of Gilead for making the Impossible to be Possible.
    THANK YOU JESUS.
    Moved to tears from the beginning to the end. To all the Commentors. God bless you all.
    We shall all TESTIFY in Jesus name.

  277. Ella

    September 16, 2014 at 9:40 am

    God bless you for posting this. God is real, and faith really works. He said He’d never leave His own desolate, and this is proof of that. We might physically see God, but we see Him in situations like this, because in our insufficiency He’s sufficient.

  278. kim

    September 16, 2014 at 9:40 am

    i hate to see long written articles but when i started, i couldn’t stop. this is amazing. God is Great. He is a true and living God and surely he is alive and can solve all situations. thank you Jesus for her life. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee where is @Bruno.

  279. dadi

    September 16, 2014 at 9:43 am

    the WORD never fails. thank you Ada for this testimony. let them say whatever they want to in their gross ignorance…only God could have kept you and the american doctor alive. pls keep returning the glory to Him. THANK YOU JESUS.

  280. Juliony

    September 16, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Wow! am totally speechless but i write because the joy of the Lord is my strength. I believe with all my heart that the Almighty God, brought me to read this wonderful story because am currently holding on to faith in Him but my faith was failing. So now after reading Dr Ada’s story, God has answered my prayer to strengthen my faith and am highly fired up and lifted in faith and love for a wonderful God whom i have put my trust on.

    I read Dr Ada’s story in awe but i froze and busted in to tears when she said “Every morning, I began the day with reading and meditating on Psalm 91”. I cried so strongly because I have had similar experience of how God miraculously saved me from death in the past but i hate myself for letting the gratitude of God’s salvation and grace in my life fade away and i returned to sin again. I know the saving power of God and He is the only solution to all problems. And who ever puts their trust in God MUST, I say again MUST come out victoriously from whatever situation they are faced with. God Almighty supports those who are committed to his glory. Dr Ada’s story is a blessing to me and to everyone else out there fighting one battle or the other that we should hold on strong in faith in God that we will be victorious through his grace. Its different for everyone but we all are fight a battle. The earth is a battle field and victory comes only through God Almighty who gives and never expects back. He is loving, merciful, kind and full of power.

    This Story is indeed a boost in faith in the one and only living God to the entire world at large. I thank God so much for you Dr Ada and may he continuously reign in your life forever. I pray that the family of the ones we lost be comforted and may their souls rest in peace. I commend the bravery of all those doctors and volunteers that offered their selfless help to fight this devilish Ebola virus and i know it will be defeated in Jesus name, Amen.

  281. GGIRL

    September 16, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Praise God for your loving kindness!! Was moved with tears through each line i read. God is not a man that He should, He is always faithful no matter the` situation. Dr Ada you are indeed a living testimony and also an amazing one at that. My faith has been geared up. Jesus is alive

  282. Aibee

    September 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I just got to read this today and I was in teaers all through. There really isn’t much I can say that hasn’t already been said. I join Dr. Ada and her family to thank God for her survival and also that no member of her family contracted the disease. I also commend the efforts of the LASG, FMH etc to set up more comfortable isolation wards. We commend the volunteer doctors, particularly the Nigerians, for rising to the occasion, knowing that if the untoward happens their country will not stand for them. I bless God for all the foreign medical personnel working to help African nations with this disease.

    This is a story of faith with works. Dr. Ada had faith and works. She prayed, listened to the life-giving word, took her ORS diligently. God bless you Dr. Ada.

    For all the women who don’t believe that there are good men in Nigeria, read Dr. Ada’s story again, read the other story by Justina Ejelonu’s fiancée and recognize there are good men.

    God bless you Dr. Ada and thank you BN for publishing this story.

  283. Aderonke says #Bring BackOurGirls#

    September 16, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I just cried like a baby reading this in the office. My colleagues were making fun of me that it couldn’t have been that emotional until i turned back and saw two of them in tears too..lol.
    I love the humor she mentioned even in crisis-”
    “Dr. David, the Caucasian man who had met me at the ambulance on my arrival, came in wearing his full protective ‘hazmat’ suit and goggles. It was fascinating seeing one live. I had only seen them online”.
    I am so happy for your Dr. Ada. I thank God on your behalf, your pastor, ur bosses, ur family and everyone that prayed for u.
    Thank God for ur faith in God that you did not only keep to urself but also shared with others.
    I am so so so happy for you even though we lost some great ones like Dr. Stella, Nurse Justina and the ward maid Mrs Ukoh, God will strengthen their loved ones.
    And God will reward everyone that contributed to your care and the stop of Ebola in Nigeria and all over the world. God bless them all!
    Still in tears….

  284. Addy

    September 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

    This story really touched my heart. I thank GOD for your life Dr Ada. I kept singing ONLY YOU I WILL SERVE JEHOVAH JIREH ONLY YOU I WILL SERVE I HAVE NO OTHER GOD. This story just gave me strength that even in hard times trust and praise God. And i use this medium to say a big thank you to all the medical doctors out there you guys are heroes and to all those who lost their lives in fighting and protecting Nigeria from Ebola may they continue to rest in peace and may the good Lord have mercy on their souls. Amen

  285. Onyi

    September 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Cried throughout while reading. God is really faithful. Prayers open doors. Ada’s case should make people realise that early detection and confinement is key. She was ill yet really needed to protect her loved ones plus she was pragmatic in treating herself. I thank God for you and your family Ada
    He has made you a testimony.

  286. brenda

    September 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I have just fallen in love with Jesus again!!! what a mighty God we Serve!!! I join Ada in praising God… RIP to all who died my prayers go up for their families. I have learned that one careless action can effect a nation, at its worst cost lives, I have no kind words for Patrick but I cant judge him either…. may the God of Justice have the final say.

  287. Larakingz...

    September 16, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Please Bella, can I use this on my blog? This just moved my faith to another level. Truly your faith did make you whole, you are irreversibly blessed. To all the doctors lost… May their souls rest in peace. To those currently infected, I pray you all receive your testimonies and to the likes of Doc Ada healed, its permanent. I learnt that faith backed up with works yields results as in this case. Wisdom sure has its place as what she researched on help her better. Its also good to have an accountability partner in Christ. God bless your pastor, husband and family. What we also listen too and watch sow seeds that can either affect our lives positively or negatively. And to Bellanaija well done for getting Dr Ada to share this. God bless us all

    • HMM

      September 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      And to Bellanaija well done for getting Dr Ada to share this. God bless us all

      YEP!

  288. Seye

    September 16, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I see rugged faith, I see a strong individual who stood in faith, I see in Dr. Ada, someone who saw the end and refused to surrender. Huge thanks to the Almighty, the giver of life.
    I really won’t ever forget the sacrifice by the heroines in Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, Nurse Justina Ejelonu and the ward maid. Their lives of sacrifice have saved many Nigerians. If those who should honour you don’t, some of us won’t ever forget. God rest your souls.
    I’m just short of the right words to convey my feelings right now but To God Be The Glory for the testimony herein. The miraculous healing of Dr. Ada, and the sacrifice of life by Dr. Ameyo, Justina and the others are testimonies.
    God be praised forever

  289. adeleke

    September 16, 2014 at 10:02 am

    What more is there to say than God is present in every circumstances. This testimony is a test of faith. This faith can be applied to ever areas of life, business, marriage, infertility, unemployment,poverty etc. God help me to trust you more, to live blindly in faith. To face each day with strength and hope that all will be well. Thanks for sharing this……It is a faith booster. God bless you and all of us.

  290. ese

    September 16, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Doctors should be given their full respect in this country called Nigeria..See the mental trauma and tortue this girl went through…*sigh*,Thank God for your life Dr Ada

  291. 1 + The One

    September 16, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Speechless and awed by our Awesome God! Great and Mighty God, to You alone be ALL the glory – You reign!
    Thank you for sharing this Dr Ada.. Thank God for the grace and strength He gave you to not let go.. You are an inspiration and I am sure that we will remember your experience for a long time and use it as a reference point. God bless you.
    May God bless all the Doctors and Carers, as well as the Lagos State Government – We are so proud of you! May God reward you.
    May God comfort the families of those who didn’t make it.. May their souls rest in peace

  292. Kennie

    September 16, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Emotional isn’t the word to describe how i feel after reading this heart rending story. God be praised for saving your life. Congratulations to you and yours. I was admitted @the first consultant hospital in June and its so heartbreaking to know that some of those wonderful people who attended to me are no more. Dr Adadevoh was one woman who knew her onions; the loss is not just her family’s,its ours as well. Knowing such a qualified and vast woman was there put so many people at ease. May God rest their beautiful souls and be with you all. My condolences to Dr Niyi Okubadejo.

  293. Happiness

    September 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Praised be the name of the Lord forever and ever. Its not the story but God’s kindness. Its not the words but his faithfulness. Thank you Lord for Dr Ada and her family. Thank you Lord for me and my Family. Continue to protect us all. Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!!

  294. Rhoda

    September 16, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E!!

  295. Ibiyemi

    September 16, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Lord, I stand in awe of You, Holy God to whom all praise is due, I stand in awe of you.

    Dr Ada Igonoh; God bless you. Thank you for sharing.

  296. ed

    September 16, 2014 at 10:29 am

    You just proved to the whole world that God is still in the miracle business. May he continue to perfect your healing, in Jesus name.

  297. Godfreak

    September 16, 2014 at 10:36 am

    This song came to my heart after reading this …..God is able to do just what he said he will do……Don’t give up on God, cos he wont give up on you…He’s Able. *tears*

  298. miss know

    September 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

    what a mighty God we serve. was moved to tears.
    He is so Faithful

  299. JIBRIN Friday

    September 16, 2014 at 10:39 am

    We believed God for you, we expected your healing and today we have the testimony. To God alone be all the glory. We also thank God for sparing your family and for the gift of men that gave you the needed support. Congratulations. You were delivered for a purpose, ensure the discovery of same and pursue it. What a MIRACLE! Hallelujah…………….

  300. mike

    September 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Thank God for his love. His a mercy God and never abandons his pple. I pray we receive more of dis good news and 4 d end of dis EVD

  301. Peter onyagbodor

    September 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Amazing! Dr Ada, what a demonstration of faith. Well I did not tear, I screamed, ran around with my house in excitement and called my wife’s attention to the this writeup. your faith declarations are great and challenging. You did the needful. Non of these diseases. Jesus took it all by his Stripes!

  302. Gloria Ihenyen

    September 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Faith in God can turn the worst of situations around. His grace has brought wisdom and knowledge our way. You have lived to proclaim the goodness of God in the land of the living. Your testimony will continue to keyed into by humanity. may God’s name be priased.

  303. Banjo Temitope

    September 16, 2014 at 10:44 am

    This can only be God. I rejoice with you and your family. And in the name of Jesus Ebola will be a thing of the past in Nigeria and in Africa and the world. we shall not die but live in JESUS NAME. AMEN AMEN AMEN.

  304. Abiye

    September 16, 2014 at 10:44 am

    The God of testimony and the miraculous, to you be all the praise and glory!!!

  305. me

    September 16, 2014 at 10:48 am

    i bless GOD for her life.. this was really a battle of life and death, but GOD proved himself as a miracle worker and a living GOD and saw her through.. isn’t GOD just awesome like that… i praise GOD for this testimony…

  306. Ade

    September 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations Dr. Ada. God is complete and we are complete in him. Life and Favour is from God. Lets give him praise

  307. Excel ucy

    September 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

    That’s a life changing testimony.
    God is real and faithful. His mercies are new
    every morning. Great God!

  308. Sam Okrah

    September 16, 2014 at 11:12 am

    To God be the glory, great things He Has done.

  309. NitaBrownSugah

    September 16, 2014 at 11:17 am

    OMG!!! This is sooo touching! Oh My God! I cried! I thank you lord for the healing of this lady. Thank you for restoring life back to her and so many others who ere able to scale through because this was not an easy road obviously.
    Thank you Lord for bringing back joy to her husband, her mom and brothers! I am soo happy for he life of this doctor! May the souls of the departed who lost their lives due to the carelessness and wickedness of Patrick Sawyerr (May he rot in hell) rest in peace!

  310. gratefulchild

    September 16, 2014 at 11:21 am

    yes o.. thank God for her.. I had tears in my eyes but had to stop them from dropping before I’d be asked why I’m crying at work.. May God comfort the families of the bereaved heroes/heroines that helped in ‘curbing’ the spread of the disease.. God bless you for sharing and may He continue to keep us all.

  311. francis arinze

    September 16, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Thank God for healing you. This is a testimony of faith, hope and mercy.

  312. pweetypeepy

    September 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I am a fan of bellanaija, I last visited this page yesterday evening but don’t know why I did not get to read this heart-touching story…I am not the kind that write comments here regularly, I chose to comment after reading few of the comments posted which Dr. Craig’s comment was one of these comments….In his comment and I quote” Some will surely ask that if this “God” is so faithful and so merciful, why did the pregnant nurse die, or the hospital maid or the brave consultant or the countless others in Liberia and Serria Leone? Were there no devout Christians amongst them or God fearing Muslims?”…Back to when reading Dr. Ada’s story, I had tears dropping from my eyes., I thought it was the kind of tears I usually have each time I stare on the computer, but I was wrong, even after wearing my glasses which usually curtail the tears, but this time around never did..It was only then I realized I was actually crying..I am still in tears as I type this..The purpose of testimonies is to build our faith in Christ Jesus..and her testimony is a typical example of the word of Jesus Christ in the book of Mark 11:23-24.,it reads..”And verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he saith. 24…therefore I say unto you, what things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them..She wanted life, she wanted to live again, she believed that only God can save her, she acted on her believe and she was saved….Ebola kept fear in everybody the moment the media broke the sad news of Patrick sawyer who contracted the diseases…The news disseminated to us initially, was that no treatment or cure for it..But God who gives life keeps life only if you believe He will keep you alive in good health..She believed that it was only God who could actually heal her and God did not disappoint her..Seeing someone die from what you are suffering from is indeed a psychological trauma and that alone could kill your faith if only your faith in Christ isn’t strong..I am moved by your heart-touching testimony Dr. ……I pay that the good Lord who saved you from this deadly Ebola will continually save you from anything that is life taking, be it in form of diseases or anything..THANK YOU JESUS FOR A LIFE SAVED!!!…

  313. Dnewmee

    September 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Awesome story…..teary eyes. Lord I’m in awe of your love for Nigeria, the way you have given wisdom to all in combating this deadly disease is beyond my understanding. The world is looking at us & will say of a truth-Nigeria is the giant of Africa.
    Though it is sad some families have lost their loved ones but this testimony of Dr Ada brings to remembrance that God (the healer) is still at work. God bless you Dr Ada for sharing & keep enjoying this gift called LIFE.

  314. Muna

    September 16, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Indeed God is always awesome, He only went further to rekindle our faith with this Dr’s story. God help us to put our complete trust in You and do those little things (simple instructions) that matter. Dr. Ada ur healing is permanent in Jesus name. Amen thanks for sharing… God bless you!

  315. Rita

    September 16, 2014 at 11:31 am

    God still works miracles, just believe in the in Him, never lose hope…

  316. Soph

    September 16, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I was moved to tears by your bravery and determination to win a horrendous battle over death. You are such an inspiration and it allows others to see the power of faith. Thank God for your life.

  317. lollipop

    September 16, 2014 at 11:49 am

    And they say there is no GOD … May God continue to protect this nation. Well done Dr Ada, May God Continue to bless you and protect your Family, Thanks for sharing your story.
    Dr Adadevoh, Nurse Justina , Ward Maid and all those we’ve lost during this sad period….May your souls RIP.
    To all Doctors, Matrons and Lagos State Govt, God bless you all..

  318. Dare Afolabi

    September 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

    If there’s anyone still wondering why Dr Ada’s life was save, well this inspiring article is one of the reasons.

  319. Dr. Dewey E. Painter, Sr., Ph.D.FMC

    September 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

    The greatness of God over shadows the wisdom of man. God gave us good wisdom to do good things with His Grace and Mercy being the cornerstone of success in light of what appears to be hopeless circumstances. With man things are limited but with God all things are possible. Praise the Lord for His sustaining Grace and Mercy in this miracle of cure.

  320. Moyo

    September 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

    wow, my tears came when Ada said she cut the red tape when she was leaving the hospital, God you are awesome. I thank God for your life. Your faith has boosted mine that God heals. Thank you Dr Ada for this inspiring story, no one can tell this story like you did. You are blessed

  321. GOLD

    September 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Our God is a merciful God. Thank God for your surviver.
    Nurse Justina’s story was really sad though.. To resume work only to contact a disease that not only killed her but her baby as well. She couldn’t even enjoyed one month pay. too bad but i thank God for his miracle work.

    What about this story from Prof. Adebukunola O. Adefule Ositelu a consultant ophthalmologist at the College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL) and at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in an interview has revealed how she got about the ewedu cure for the deadly #Ebola virus.

    Here Ada Story never stated anything about taking in “EWEDU”.

  322. adewumi

    September 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Awesome God…u’re real..those who put there trust in God shall never be put to shame. A testimony that shows me that God is mightier than medical report.It strengthen me to have a stronger faith in God. With God all things are possible.

  323. VocalCords

    September 16, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    This hits closer to home than expected..The song that comes to mind is ”How great you are, how great you are’. We do serve a living God! Ada, I bless God for sparing your life, you are a source of inspiration. My faith like that of a million others has just been built up. Thank you Jesus!!!

  324. Say the truth

    September 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I’d like to thank you and your colleagues for your service to Nigeria. You are the reason we don’t have a pandemic on our hands. RIP to the ones we lost. As far as I’m concerned, you are all deserving of National Honours after all this is over.

  325. Ibifubara

    September 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Dr Ada,thanks for sharing your story.I have cried so hard.but again youve strengthened my faith and reminded me that God still does miracles. Keep being faithful, you are God’s testimony.

  326. yetunde bolarinwa

    September 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I thank God for your life and pray for the families of the departed that God almighty will comfort them.If not for this story i wouldn’t have imagine what EBOLA victims in Nigeria and other West Africa countries went through. please to all organization and stake holders concern a little LOVE and prompt action can save.

  327. Dee

    September 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Lord, God Almighty, may Your name be worship and glorified. Balm in Gilead, I bless Your name, Jehovah Ralpha, Our healer. Thank You for healing Dr. Ada. I wept on account of Justina’s ordeal and all the others that died in the course of treating Mr. Sawyer. Crying, crying crying…………….

    • Dee

      September 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      May Your name be worshipped and glorified.

  328. Dr Ngozi Onyia

    September 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you Ada for sharing your story. I rejoice with you and your family for your survival. I commend you for your courage and honesty. In a world full of conspiracy theories, misinformation and disinformation, clearly Patrick Sawyer was a desperately ill man who sought healthcare in an environment where he believed he could receive better care than he could in his home country as many of our big men do to the west, India or SA. His one big and costly mistake was non-disclosure of his contact with the Ebola Virus. This must also have been out of Because of his social status, index of suspicion must have been quite low initially especially when he denied contact with the disease and the unfortunate HCPs who contracted the infection must have done so during that small window before it became clear that this was a case of EVD and strict infection control measures instituted. The great team at First Consultant’s did what all health care providers SHOULD in line with their professional ethics. They did not reject a patient, they reported to the authorities etc. Sadly three of them paid the supreme price. may God rest their souls and show them mercy. Your testimony has dispelled all those stories of Patrick sawyer urinating on people in an attempt to infect others. Every thing in me revolted at that story and I knew it was not true. At a point when the virus attacked his CNS, he may have become delirious and and acted as such but he never deliberately meant to infect any one. I salute the courage of the international and local doctors who joined the fight to save the lives of or EVD victims, I praise the Lagos State Ministry of Health for their prompt and efficient response to the outbreak. I praise the Federal Minister of Health for his response to the epidemic and for his participation at Dr Adadevoh’ requiem mass. This outbreak has shown the innate good of the Nigerian that I have always recognised despite our challenges and all the bad press we receive. I am proud to be a Nigerian Doctor. Adieu Dr Adadevoh, Ms Ejelonu and Mrs Ukoh. I rejoice with you Dr Igonoh. Above all, I thank God for my country

  329. Dr Ngozi Onyia

    September 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I left a comment uncompleted because of an interruption. His non-disclosure must have been as a result of fear of stigmatization. This is a clear example of the harm that stigmatization can cause as occurred in the earlier days of the HIV epidemiv

  330. Bisola

    September 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    O my! This story is so touching. Tears came to my eyes at many points reading this..so much to say but just want to thank you so much Dr. Ada for sharing your testimony…”And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;”.. God continue to bless you and yours and may the blessings of Psalm 91 continually be manifest in your lives.

  331. Douye

    September 16, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Tears pouring down.. this easily could’ve been me. Faith in God makes us brave, He is a rock and a refuge. God bless you, Ada.

  332. Eyitayo

    September 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Allah Akbar!!! God is indeed the greatest. I rejoice with you Dr. Ada Igonoh…to God be all the glory!

  333. David, Psalmist and Prophet of the most High

    September 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever (Psalm 89:1). I am so glad that JESUS is alive. This testimony shows that JESUS is still alive and that indeed the Holy Spirit, the great comforter who He sent to us is still very much around and dwells with everyone who serves the LORD and worships Him in Spirit and in truth. It also shows that GOD still works miracles and still heals the sick. He delivers and saves and He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth (Daniel 6:27). What more can I say but to give praise to Him who sits upon the throne and lives forevermore. What more can I utter but to give honour to Him who holds the key of death and hades (Rev 1:18) and has decided to save our dear doctor’s life. If it had not been the LORD who saved the doctor’s life, EBOLA would have swallowed her (Psalm 124:1-3). For this wonderful act of GOD, may we all give thanks to the GOD of Heaven (and all the earth) for his mercies endures forever (Psalm 136:26). Glory be to GOD! Hallelujah!!

  334. ify

    September 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    OMG. Dis is a renewal of faith 4 me. I cldnt help but cry all d while I was readin. For those dat dnt blv In faith n miracle, u’v heard it all. God is indeed awesome!

  335. ifeoma edwin

    September 16, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    PRAISE BE TO THE MIGHTY AND ALL SUFFICIENT GOD WHO IS WORTHY OF ALL OUR PRAISES AND ADORATION………..I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES TOO AND GOD HAS NEVER FAILED……..HE’S WORTHY ……PRAISE GOD.

  336. David Adeleke

    September 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Glory to God. This is great news!

  337. Demi

    September 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    GOD is awesome, I didn’t cry though instead I sent the link to people to share the message of FAITH and the power of the WORD. Reading this article has moved me higher in faith and I thank GOD for Dr. Ada’s testimony.Thank you Dr. Craig for your post, looking up is what we need…

  338. Gideon Kitcher

    September 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Vital lesson we ALL need to learn. FAITH is crucial, and MEDICINE also has its own place. St. Luke was a physician, and a Man of God as well.

  339. Ronke

    September 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Thank God for men of God like her Pastor who recognize the place of Knowledge and the Almighty hand of God inspite of scientific knowledge. I am grateful to God for sparing Ada’s life and pray those who lost their family will find comfort at this difficult time. God is real!

  340. oluseyi odelade

    September 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    God is working, He is still working even now, though we often don’t know just how. I am glad she survived.
    One thing is certain, God healed her so that people will know more of His supremacy.

  341. Akisanya Olakunle

    September 16, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Truly God heals, and faith in God creates solutions. With this testimony my faith increase more that there is nothing God can not do. Am really grateful to God that God answered our prayers solved the problems of Ebola in Nigeria.

  342. josie

    September 16, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I bless God for you ,my eyes was full with tears when I was reading your testimony, indeed our God is good ,I pray did the God that save you from the Ebola virus will save people who have the Ebola virus and by your testimony people will have faith and believe in God cause he is our everything without him we are nothing .May the souls of those departed R.I.P Thank you Ada .

  343. Dr. Herbert A. Obu

    September 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I could not help crying as I read through your story, Ada. I cried imagining the agony you went through! I cried reliving the agony you and the other patients went through! Physical agony and psychological agony! And I cried for joy when you finally made it and was cured of the deadly disease. Our God, the only God, the Almighty and Everlasting God is indeed mighty and full of mercy and compassion. May He, and He alone, be praised. I praise Him for you and for all that survived the deadly disease, with or without Z-mapp. And for those that succumbed to the illness, I praise Him as well. HE alone knows why it has to be the way it is. In all situations let us thank him. My prayer goes for ALL; for the deceased that God will grant their souls eternal rest. For the deceased families, that God will comfort and provide for them. For the survivors that God will continue to be with them, direct them, bless them, provide for them and protect them. And for the the rest of mankind, that God may show us His mercy and remove this scourge from us now. I make these prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

  344. Peace

    September 16, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Yes ooo miracles exist… Just have faith in God Almighty, the author and finisher of our faith… Praise be to the name of the Lord…

  345. Tonte

    September 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Amazing testimony! No matter how little you imagine your faith is, it sure works…

  346. adediran

    September 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    This is a testimony of God’s existence. This will surely lead many to Christmas than most revivals or crusades

    • Lekan

      September 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Guess you wanted to type Christ not ‘Christmas’…

  347. Princess

    September 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I praise God for His wonderful work in your life. I thank God for your pastor who kept encouraging you in the Lord. God bless him and anoint him more for His service. Thank God for your family, your husband and all those who prayed without ceasing. To God be the glory for all He has done.

  348. adediran

    September 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    To Christ. Typing error

  349. cesc

    September 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    All Glory, honor and adoration be to God….tears dropped from my eyes as i read this piece. God is indeed great! I will always continue to trust and have faith in God.. So help me God.. What a testimony!

  350. [email protected]

    September 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    All the Glory belongs to God, and i’m particularly grateful for her Pastor that stood with her in Faith and held her hands and all those who prayed too. God bless all the care givers and Doctors too.

  351. pretti

    September 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    wow, God is faithful

  352. chy

    September 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    i have been crying. God is good. His mercy endures forever. Jesus your blood is a purifier and your word is a refiners’ fire that purges the deadliest of diseases. thank you God for this testimony.

  353. Kay

    September 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Thank God for everything ! He is worthy to be praised .

  354. Wiliam Morrison

    September 16, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    It was not zmatt or antibodies that did this healing. This is the hand of GOD at work. Just trust in him even to the point of death.

  355. Obilo , Oyibo Patricia

    September 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    God is good all the time. I thank God for your recovery. God has the answers to all questions. May the soul of the Ebola patience rest in the Lord. Very inspiring story! Keep up the faith.

  356. Ameze

    September 16, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    God is so awesome!! I thank God for your life Dr Ada, for sharing your amazing testimony and just giving hope. God has always and will always see us through. God bless you!!!

  357. Jacob O. Oladoke

    September 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Your testimony is indeed a faith-booster. My faith has been rekindled and it’s spurring me on to fight diabetes with fervent prayers as you did in your case with ebola. I believe it is God that healed you and if He has done it for you, He will as well do it for me to ward off diabetes from my body system. God blee you richly for sharing your experience with the world.

  358. C'est moi

    September 16, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Amazing account & tis good that the finer details of time in quarantine is told but without a doubt similar testimonies are shared by those who give the credit to Shiva, Allah, the flying spaghetti monster etc or for those without faith, their own self will & determination.

  359. Worlanyo Afenyo

    September 16, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    This is a tribute to God’s saving grace, a Doctor’s positive attitude to life, a family and Pastor’s support, the team work of doctors and dedicated health workers and what can I say..? This is very insightful. We bless God for his salvation. May EBOLA’s spread cease across our lands in the name of Jesus. May we be spared and may God be glorified.

  360. Nkem Odu-Ndom

    September 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Doc, i just want to praise the name of God for Whom He is. I was so worrried about this whole Ebola virus thing and prayed severally about it. Precisely on the 12th of August, 2014 i had a voice tell me, Ebola virus can be cured with drugs for Cholera. How amazing our God can be, Your Faith in God, ORS-just for cholera too. Its really a pity you lost some of your colleagues. May God grant them peace as they rest on.

  361. Tobiloba

    September 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Dr. Ada, I am extremely happy that you are alive to write this beautiful and tear-inducing story. I Thank God for healing you and pray that God will grant the families of the departed the fortitude to bear their loss. RIP Heroes and Heroines!!!

  362. Oj Azuka

    September 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    TEARS is a language n we all jst spoke in dat language as we read Dr Ada’s story of Victory! So many lessons 2 learn like; d need 4 RUGGED faith, POSITIVE mindset, simple adherence 2 natural needs(like d ORT)LOVE n CARE 4 dose in need n d VANITY of many tins some will kill 2 have like d ipad dat meant notin compared 2 her havin her life back! Those of us xtains are familiar wit d GOSPEL according to Matthew, Mark,Luke n John,bt 2day,i jst found anoda 1, d GOSPEL accordin to ADA! God bless all d HELPING hands fighting d deadly EBOLA virus n Gods comfort on d loved 1s who have lost dear 1s in d cause of dis virus! After readin tru all d comments n liking some,a prayer gushed out frm my Spirit; Lord,may millions Praise ur name at d end of evry challenge I may face in life in Jesus name!

  363. ada1

    September 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    wow. glory to God for your life, Dr. Ada. information really is key. thank God your resilience paid. u refused to die and didn’t

  364. Eseosa B

    September 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Adora. I bless God for your life. As I read your story I was shocked by what you went through, but certainly not by your faith. You are one strong lady, that I’ve always known. As I read through I thought.:”so like Ada to be so brave, so resilient, so self-sacrificing and to trust God completely to see her through.” You are indeed a testimony, a true servant of God through whom He will continually display His splendor!
    I thank God for you, your life, your family and your faith.
    God bless you richly my dear friend.

  365. Dollypeezy

    September 16, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    This is such an amazing testimony.Ada!! Im so full of praise and thanksgiving that you are alive and well to share your amazing journey of healing and faith. Your encounter in the “valley of the shadow of death” only proves that indeed you overcame by the blood and testimonies of your mouth. God bless and continue to keep you and all those who laboured to ensure you all were taken care of.

  366. ninanods

    September 16, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    All glory and honour to you Lord Jesus Christ .Thanks Dr Ada for sharing and inspiring lots of people with your faith filled experience.Many thanks to all those who helped in one way or another.May God continue to guide,strengthen and bless you all and may he heal the world of this sickness.RIP to the fallen heroes.May their families be comforted by the almighty

  367. isy

    September 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    OMG OMG!!!!!!am speechless….so short of words!!!!!!u really may not know doc how many lives dis has touched…I would never ever give up on any troubling life issue again,..Never..

  368. morenike adebajo

    September 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    We Thank God for sparing ur life, also to those dat stand in ur trying time God bless u all

  369. adelegirl

    September 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Teared up as I read this testimony by Dr Ada Igonoh. Tears mainly in gratitude to God for sparing the life of this Doctor and all other Ebola survivors in Nigeria. There were also sad tears for those that passed because of the inexplicable acts of one wicked person – Dr Adadevoh, Mrs Ukoh, Nurse Justina, the ECOWAS Protocol Officer and others who passed on. May their souls rest in peace. Still have goose pimples as I recall the vivid picture Dr Igonoh painted of her experience, the involvements of others such as Dr Adadevoh. My mum and sister who read this piece also bawled their eyes out.. This piece also re-affirmed my optimism for the goodness in humanity- the inherent ability we humans have to be our brothers keeper. God bless all those foreign doctors and the Nigerian doctors and health workers who put their lives on the line to help others. God bless the Lagos State government for its proactive responsiveness to curtailing the spread of the virus.

    If we need any evidence how much worse this story could have been, we only need look to neighbouring Liberia where there is a real humanitarian crisis. Only a few weeks ago, BN posted a story of how human beings in Liberia were being treated like animals, corralled into barb-wire communities, in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. A few days ago, I saw on the news, a piece about an Ebola patient in Liberia that “escaped”from quarantine and was being chased by health workers who couldn’t go too close and became a spectacle as a crowd followed the health workers who were trying to get the escapee back into quarantine. Also recall the story of the people who broke into the Liberian quarantine centre to steal supplies. How desperate do you have to be to break into a death zone and put yourself at risk of contracting a deadly disease? I wonder if we Nigerians even have a bit of an idea of what God, using these heroic health workers saved us from?

    I pray for an end to this terrible scourge in all countries currently ravaged by it especially Liberia where it is so bad. May the healing touch of God come upon everyone who has contracted the disease.

  370. Ngozichukwuka Obiyo

    September 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Ooooh!! Amazing God! His words are perfect and true. “…as many that look upto Him there faces are lightened and they are not ashamed”!

  371. Michael Csi

    September 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    A faith filled testimony! To God be glory, great things He always do.

  372. Young Black Woman

    September 16, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Eyes have not. Seen, ears have not heard before the kind of things our God is capable of. Thank God for you, Dr Ada. I pray those who are sick this day would find strength and faith like yours.

  373. zinny

    September 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    To God be the glory for the great thing He has done in your life. 400+ comments? so ppl really come on bella naija to read? i call them monitoring spirit who glance thru and leave, but this story caught them.

  374. Trebor & Obed

    September 16, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    My sister I rejoice with you. Keep on share the testimonies as long as you live. ToHIM alone br the glory forever. Cheers.

  375. Easy n Gentle

    September 16, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    With utmost wariness and not wanting to sound anti-God, no iota of my person is, i think it should be emphasized in equal measure how she followed instructions and due diligence in her bid to get.

    I thought about Nurse Justina for a moment. The hustle to get a decent paying job in this Nigeria only to land one and get infected through it the very first day on the job. I imagine she was trying to impress by cleaning the Sawyer guy not knowing. Really truly unfortunate.

    My profound respect to the doctor from Virgina (is it?) and Dr Adadevoh. Heroes don’t die. We (some of us) will remember their effort and sacrifices, we will never forget. I know Dr Ada won’t.

    Pastors might differ, but I don’t like to think God owes us anything. Everything we get, every breath, is just His Grace. And His Grace endures over you Dr Ada, may it never cease in your life. I am happy for you

  376. Lekan

    September 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    This is a practical testimony to show that the Word of God works wonders! Glory to Jesus! God bless you more Ada!

  377. Gerie

    September 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I have been crying throughout this story!!! OMG!!! Father Lord thank you thank you thank you is all I can say…. *cryinguncontollably*

  378. Roseline

    September 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    All glory must be to the lord, for he who is worthy of our praise, no man on earth should give glory 2himsef, all glory must be 2the lord. I wnt 2use d’s medium 2bless God 4all he did, 4showing himsef worthy. 4giving the Dr anodar opportunity to testify 2 is miraculous work. Many @times we might cee it as a coincidence but it’s not by coincidence but it’s God’s arrangement 4her 2 testify 2 his goodness. She had a diff mind about Evrytin, she was hopefull, n strong 4hersef, she was determined to live Onces again. Wnt 2tnk God 4the strength n courage given unto her. It would only ve been only God dat wld ve seen her tru.

  379. Lady Blossom

    September 16, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    When the need is greatest, The Lord’s help is nearest to us… Thank you Dr Ada for this very inspiring piece.

  380. Concerned_Boyfriend

    September 16, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Wow!..Reading Dr Adah’s battle with Ebola was eye opening. God indeed used her ordeal to glorify Himself. Just look at how many “Thank You Jesus” on this page. He’s an all knowing God and He uses any and every experience we encounter to be glorified. Jesus be glorified in my life too.

  381. olukay

    September 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Oba awon oba Kabiyesi, only You can do these things..there is no one else like you…
    My dear dr Ada, God as chosen to favour you among many to testify and glorify His name.
    God bless you for your faith and courage, as we all draw inspiration from your story. (It is a best seller)

  382. NS

    September 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Thank God she survived, I was really intrigued by the story. God bless all the doctors, nurses and health care workers. There is one thing I want to suggest to Nigerian hospitals and clinics about their safety protocol. In the US when a doctor, nurse or hospital official enters your room or is about to come in contact with any patient, the first thing they do is use the hand sanitizer and put on protective gloves. These things are conveniently located near the entrance of the room, so that is the first thing they do when they walk into a room. You will find sanitizers and gloves in the corridors, rooms, everywhere. It doesn’t matter how serious or un-serious your illness maybe or how ill you look, no one will touch you without a glove. Before they leave you they do the same thing, they remove their glove and use the hand sanitizer. It’s both for their protection and the patients, because you don’t know what sickness the last patient they saw before you had. They write it boldly on the walls of the hospital, do not allow a doctor or nurse see you except they have their gloves on. Those things are not expensive, especially if purchased in bulk and it can mean the difference between life and death. That contact with Sawyer’s IVF packet was what probably sealed the deal. This could have been avoided if she had a glove on from the go. That is my own two cents.

  383. jo

    September 16, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    God, may your name be praise now and forever. thank you Jesus.
    the world should come and see, Nigeria has the best survival rate of this infection world wide.
    Na Jesus do this wan oh. He (God has decided we have enough problems but this won’t be added to the heap).

    Thanks for sharing. It took my taking a few breaks but I finally got through this gripping report.
    thanks you Jesus

  384. Okay Blaze

    September 16, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Glory to GOD for the life of our dear Doc Ada, and thanking GOD for using you as a blessing to us all, letting us know that we have a Father that loves us so much. And not to forget the efforts of all those Docs that came to help out especially Doc David, may the mighty hand of GOD bring you favor in due time for you and your family in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. GOD bless and stay bless

  385. Jumoke

    September 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Dr. Adaora Okoli, who would have thought you were aong ‘the primary contacts’ of the index case. To most of us it was just statistics…. until my sister called and said have you read Adora’s story on Bella Naija? She had and survived Ebola…. Suddenly it wasn’t just statistic it was someone I shared a room with in IUO.

    Congrats Ada, thank God for his mercies always. Indeed you are a survivor!

    Any plan of donating samples from you now immune self for a possible vacine research…. lol
    Iwo leni ti olorun o pa

  386. Amos

    September 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    It’s only God that’s worthy to receive all the glory and adoration, the one that led Daniel out of lions den alive had done it for you.He spared the lives of 3 Hebrew men when people thought their end had come. I give God the glory and say big congrats on your behalf and also pray for other victims even not only in Nigeria but in the world in general for quick recovery in Jesus name.Amen.

  387. Dave Ian

    September 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    This is a very inspirational true story. I think with a story like this one needs not shout much about the awesomeness of our God. A certain Michael probably an aethist said it wasn’t God that did it; well several people were given the instruction to follow, which I believe they probably did; one believed more in God, following the instruction nontheless; she survived. I pray you don’t go through this experience with this kind of attitude. If you read about the Spanish priest that was taken to Spain and treated with z-mapp, you will know that it is not science that healed this woman but God. God did not just heal her, he protected all her family from the infection. Some may have died believing in God; however one thing is sure that is not the end of their story. Our Lord Jesus Christ made one clear promise in the bible in John 11:25-26;25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? There is another day for the dead in Christ to tell their story.

  388. Ade Adesuyi

    September 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    That was awesome!

  389. chinwe

    September 16, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Congrats Dr Ada….such a moving story…congrats on your survival and most importantly for your faith in GOD…..RIP our fallen heroes…..

  390. ada

    September 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Either way God is still God..To die would have meant heaven and away from this pain called life and To live means a chance to show Gods love and mercy..win win..Guys this is a call to go out and touch pples lives

  391. Ebere

    September 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Our God is faithful.. God bless and keep you

  392. stella akpotoma

    September 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    wow! I’m lost for words, moved to tears and can’t stop smiling…
    Thank you Doctor Ada for sharing this and thank God for all the people he placed around you..
    my good friend Omozusi just said to me that your story has built her faith in ways she can’t explain and I couldn’t agree more….words can’t explain this!

  393. KP

    September 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    A graphic,detailed &moving account of a dreadful disease.You made me feel like I was in the ward with you.I am a doctor I just want to state here that many diseases can be overcome with the sheer mental strength exhibited here by Dr Ada.We are on standby to help any patient who comes through our doors for medical help.Praise The Lord.

  394. Gemstots

    September 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    You are the definition of a survivor. You are a sign and wonder unto many. You are a reference point and confirmation that with God nothing is impossible. I celebrate whoever your Pastor is. The communion was just a step of faith on his part as well. I celebrate your husband, and the doctors and the Nigerian volunteers. I’m still welled up with tears as i type this. Especially for. Justina. But may their souls, rest in peace. As a parting line, please consider the call to specialize, you are a survivor for a reason.your faith and expertise is highly needed.. Imagine if Dr. David was not a specialist. I celebrate your victory Dr. Ada

  395. Dee-USA

    September 16, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    This was a powerful, compelling narrative that managed educate me as much as it evoked tears. For months, I’ve been confused by some of the information the Federal Government has failed to share about this case. Through this woman’s detailed narration of her ordeal, I understand so much more about what happened in the days following Patrick Sawyer’s entry into the country, but also how people who may have this virus, or even its symptoms, can help themselves better by boosting their immunity.

    On a spiritual level, her unwavering faith is an inspiration. As someone said in one of the comments, you can apply her words to other aspects of your life in which you are struggling and maybe questioning God. I know I can. You are truly the epitome of the face of Ebola. The government should use people like you as public speakers on the issue, and stop giving us ceremonial talking heads who probably do more to scare the nation than alleviate our fears.

  396. Adetayo shox

    September 16, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Ada your faith is examplary and really inspiring. I join you and your family to appreciate the Almighty for sparing your life. I pray for the souls of the departed due to this scourge and I respect every caregiver in this fight against Ebola, their efforts are legendary. Ada you may consider writing a book on your ordeal, you articulate pretty well…

  397. Ugbekpe Gb

    September 16, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    God bless you Dr Ada.Continue to live victoriously!

  398. chioma

    September 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    so touching, my faith is fired up again,am still praising God. His word never fails. This path of faith is a personally walk with God that every person must do individually. Respecting that Dr David advice is a virtue i believe God gave, even reporting early was obeying God. God bless you Dr. Ada!

  399. Ipalibo

    September 16, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Bless the Lord o’ my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name.Bless the Lord O’ my soul and forget not all of His benefits,who forgiveth thine iniquities and who health ALL thine diseasells ” Haleluyah

  400. Ms Deeva

    September 16, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Oh what a good good God we have. Thank you Dr Ada. I’m glad you lived to tell your story. Your faith has truly moved, shaken and destroyed the Ebola mountain. Thank you for the faith lessons from your story….

  401. Freeman

    September 16, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    My faith is totally recharged by this article. GOD IS TRULY AWESOME. I am awed by
    His magnificent healing powers. Dr. Ada, I thank God for your life and giving your
    testimony. There are so many deaths that can’t be explained even when they follow
    all medical instructions to the latest. You kept saying that, you did not believe you were
    going to die. I believe your faith made you whole.

    As Christians, we live by totally different laws (the Bible). One prominent law is,
    “Believing is seeing”. This contrary to the worlds law which is “Seeing is believing”,
    That we christians live by a different set of laws does not mean that we totally
    ignore the laws in this world (Matt 20:21-22; Roms 13: 1-7). Remember, we live in this
    world but we are not of this world.

    I pray this testimony will make everyone see that a life without Christ is no life at all.

  402. Abayomi Adeomi

    September 17, 2014 at 12:13 am

    This is such an awesome testimony. Jesus, yesterday, today and forever. Thank you for sharing this great testimony. My faith is fired up

  403. Abayomi Adeomi

    September 17, 2014 at 12:17 am

    This is such an awesome testimony. Jesus Christ thesame yesterday, today and forever. Thank you fo sharing this great testmony. My faith has increased with your testimony. Divine healing is real. Jesus bore our infirmities on the cross.

  404. Onome Aluko

    September 17, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Thank you Jesus for saving her life . I cried all through as I was reading , I can imagin d isolation but thank God . this is faith at work. God bless you

  405. Hilary O. Okeke

    September 17, 2014 at 12:35 am

    To God be the glory for this great testimony. God is delighted and pleased and I pray he will continually use you to his glory. Shalom!!!

    • Hilary O. Okeke

      September 17, 2014 at 12:41 am

      I am convinced that there is someone passing through the same challenge who may also hold on to God and to life on the basis of the account contained in this testimony. Remain blessed.

  406. Aderemi Oluwafemi

    September 17, 2014 at 12:43 am

    God is great. He is indeed a miracle working God. I salute your courage for sharing this, it has really ministered to many. You will make it big time both physically and spiritually in Jesus name. Amen. God will heal our land in Jesus name. Amen.

  407. Aderemi Oluwafemi

    September 17, 2014 at 12:53 am

    God is indeed great and mavello
    urs

  408. Atanda Solomon

    September 17, 2014 at 1:22 am

    As ‘brave’ as I thought I am, I found myself wallowing in emotional tears as I read through this touching life story.

    God is still mindful in the affairs of man…He has His Wonders to perform! When it seems all hopes had gone, then God came on the scene. He specialises in things thought impossible. What a God!

    …if you want to see a miracle, then try to become one!

  409. Trevor De Lilly

    September 17, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I had goose bumps and was close to tears after reading your testimony ,,, what a story to tell, Isn’t it amazing that God can do anything. What a testimony of faith and God’s healing power! Can you imagine the love and power of Christ to other via the healing that God has done for you my sister

  410. Ada

    September 17, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Wow! Such a vivid account of her story. Dr Ada should have been a writer. She is such a beauty, I’m so glad she survived. So sorry about the ones who lost their lives. May we all continue to draw strenght from God in trying times like this….

  411. Akay

    September 17, 2014 at 3:49 am

    A very inspiring read. Thank you so much for sharing your testimony.
    It reminds me of a message I heard today of the “best news” being the “bad news” that made the “good news” possible.
    Your story have again demonstrated to me that God is at work in our day.
    I like how your faith was expressed in your actions: you prayed, confessed God’s word, and took the ORS.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Akay

  412. Mendi

    September 17, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Glory be to God in the Highest!

  413. KC

    September 17, 2014 at 5:53 am

    To God be the glory. Am so happy you survived the Ebola virus disease, narrated your experience so that the world would learn from it and believe more in Jesus Christ as our saviour, Lord and God.

  414. Dr O

    September 17, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Sis, a fellow sister doctor from the US saying God bless you and I love the light of Christ in you!

    Left me in tears…at the end of the day, doctors we are only human, there is one greater, and He remains the greatest physician.
    Love that you looked at Jesus, so you were able to walk on water, YET you drank ORS, because its God given wisdom that created that, especially for a purpose such as this! Practical FAITH!! LOVE!!

  415. Dr O

    September 17, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Hey BellaNaija, can you start an online fundraising through giveforward.com or gofundme.com (for those of us abroad) or even a local Naija bank account for Dr Ada? It is for a good cause. After this trial, she and her husband are truly deserving of a relaxing vacation, even if for a few days! Even if as many people that have commented donated N500 or N1000, it would be a sizeable amount!

    Please people, click the LOVE button, so it can get the attention of BellaNaija folks!!

    God Bless you all!

  416. Atinuke

    September 17, 2014 at 7:23 am

    God is good, he has done me well, O my soul will rise up and praise the lord.

  417. OMJ11

    September 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

    This is the first informative account of what was really going on during the crises. IT IS IMPORTANT ACCURATE INFORMATION IS GIVEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT THIS DISEASE. There were so many inconsistencies across the media, social media, newspapers and television that it has been hard to separate fact from fiction and truth from rumours. Accurate information is what the general public requires in order to understand the risks of the disease. Panic and fear amongst the general public, is what has caused the few with the disease to run and hide, increasing the risk of infection to many.

  418. Roma Roma RoRo

    September 17, 2014 at 8:27 am

    could barely hold back tears going off my eyes as I was reading through with a bout of mixed feelings rumbling down my entire being “wow God is so faithful but why would He allow these other victims of ebola to go through the trouble?”. The answer is not far fetched,if aour faith is as infinitessimal as a mustard seed,every situation in our life no mattere how horrible it could be is surmountable even the ebola.Right from when she was picked up from her parents house to the point of isolation she had never allowed herself to be overwhelmed by the horrific incidents but had meditated and had given voice to the thought that “iam not going to die of ebola,iam an ebola survivor” let’s learn from this how to demonstrate our faith in God in the face of adversity.He still.that same God who cannot change.Believe in Him in an UNSHAKEN manner as Dr. Ada did and broke the RED BAND “a sign of dead sentence” into freedom………….Praise GOD 4ever Him I shall serve all the dayz of my life.Be strong in faith,it saves!

  419. OMJ11

    September 17, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Dr Ada, we thank God for your life, that God spared you, heard the prayers of your loved ones, friends and family. You story brought tears to my eyes this early morning, didn’t know when the tears came, I’d heard many cried reading your story, so I had told myself I wouldn’t cry. Not so haha! I was also touched to read your husband was so supportive and didn’t abandon you. Believing is everything. Miracles are for those that believe in them. You believed you would survive and you took the practical steps of actively praying and drinking the ORS without fail. I believe knowing the right things to do is what saved your life. Thank you for sharing your story. It has really helped me understand what went on when this thing hit Lagos and that the government did actually make an effort to contain the disease and put in place treatment facilities for those that contracted it to overcome and survive it.

  420. Temitope

    September 17, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I was definitely moved to tears reading this one. The word of God works wonders!! Thank you for sharing as reading this writeup has strengthened my faith. God bless you abundantly!!

  421. joy

    September 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Wow!!!!!! This got me thinking. I was asking myself what would have become of me if I was the one in your. Shoes.. Your. Knowledge of the power of God and the wisdom to continuously take your ORT brougt the victory at last. To God alone be all the glory.you survived for a purpose find that purpose and pursue it.

  422. elsa

    September 17, 2014 at 10:14 am

    This is a testimony!!! Glory to God Almighty!! There is definitely nothing impossible with God. May HIS name be praised always. Your story was chilling as it was uplifting. I thank God for you, for your life and family and all the prayers and support you got, nothing like that to help boost one’s faith. I also thank God for all those doctors and nurses and cleaners and cooks etc, (both those who came from afar and those who didn’t) who put their lives out there to help you and all others in need of it. I know there will be more survivors, and they will also share their stories of testimony. I pray that God erases this deadly disease completely from Nigeria, Africa and the face of the earth, in Jesus name. Amen.

  423. elsa

    September 17, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Haha…”no homo” u’r funny mehn.

  424. Eunice Mukollo

    September 17, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Hossana in the highest, God be praised and lifted up.

  425. sandie

    September 17, 2014 at 10:49 am

    My tears could not be controlled as I read this and I just felt like I was with your family to give you the first hug after this translation to life. Thank you for sharing . I couldn’t help thanking God for your life and your church family, your pastor was awesome . This has only reenforced my belief in the Almighty God. He does save! God bless you and keep you in Jesus Name.

  426. Olaniyi Adeola. O.

    September 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Dr Ada is testimony personified. Your name is victory. I celebrate you and thank God for your courage and persistence to survive. For all and not just Ebola patients, you have given hope and a reason to live. I celebrate you once again.

  427. Olusegun Bolu

    September 17, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Glory be to God in the Highest. Holy Spirit Thank You For Healing Ada.
    Folks, better believe it that God can do all things!!! where science end have no where near where God’s Power begins. (Ask the guys in Space-ISS).
    Very improtant is your thoughts in the midst of shadow of death. what are you sayingto yourself in your spirit. Bibles tell us that if we have tell a mountain to move and have no dougbt in our heart it will be so.
    Ada launched into great faith….she say herself healed and speak healing into her life and she got her healing……..God is still in business of doing wonders. Please look unto Him in the days of trouble, He will preserve yoru soul. THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT.

  428. Ehi

    September 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Very inspiring story. …This has really strengthened my faith in more ways than can be imagined. …no one can wake sawyer up to ascertain the reason for his wicked and diabolical actions. May God deliver us all from evil. Ada may the Lord who gave you the strength to come out of that dark place …complete the awesome work he has began in you. After reading this narrative , I am amazed that excellent ppl like you still exist . May God bless you. ..p.s you may have a gift with writing as you made me feel as though I was in the same situation as you. …bless your soul.. (sniffs)

  429. Rita Samuel

    September 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I honestly to know what to say now but scream Thank God for still being God. Ur fight of faith to survive is a testimony to me. I really sympathize with the family of Dr adedevoh and also the family of nurse justina. I would love to meet with you ada,thank God for the amazing people he caused to meet with u at the trying period of ur life. God bless u

  430. Emeka J

    September 17, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    God is great…. He never disappoint the children H created.
    I think there’s every need to worship Him with our whole heart.
    Again brethren, faith has worked for this sister, what is that which has been burdering you, can lift it unto God, He answer you too. Jesus Love all of us…. Let Him into your life……….Thank God for the good news.

  431. B. J .PANINGA

    September 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    All I can say is “God, You are great!. Thank You for JESUS”

  432. Christy

    September 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Lord be praise!!! God of signs and wonders, we bless your holy name for this miraculous work. What shall we say for this miraculous healing you gave to your daughter, all we have to say is thank you Lord! Congrats Dr Ada…

  433. mpho

    September 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    May the great Lord of mercy be thanked. The grace of God is sufficient for his children. He is more than what our human wisdom can comprehend

  434. Ade

    September 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    THE GOOD LORD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL TO YOU AND YOU FAMILY.. NO AMOUNT OF COMMENT WE CAN GIVE OR SAY , “BUT JUST TO TO KEEP SAYING ALLIHAMDULILAI” FOR HIS GREAT FAVOUR AND GRACE.
    The hard work of all who believe in medicine and healing and DIVINE HEALING
    I just want to Congratulate you and thank Almighty God for your life (A SECOND ONE)
    I admire your courage and DETERMINATION.

  435. daniel queen

    September 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you Jesus

  436. Claire

    September 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    This can only be the hand work of God Almighty. Ada You are truly blessed and highly favored. Thank you Lord. I will praise you from everlasting to everlasting.

  437. Okeowo Temilade

    September 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    This is awesome! God remains faithful. Congrats to dr. Ada and family. Thank God for your pastor too.

  438. Helen Idika

    September 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Wow! Nothing indeed is impossible with God. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can ever ask or imagine- according to the power that works in us.

  439. anon

    September 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    A story of God’s faithfulness to heal His people and His Daughter holding to His word and receiving healing.Ada hold on God more than ever before. I understand u were also the first survivor of ebola in naija.God’s name be praised forever.

  440. Lota

    September 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Wow!!! All Praise, All glory to God On High…..Prrrraaaaiiisssseeee GOD!!!

  441. PST KINGSLEY OKELEKE

    September 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I THANK GOD FOR THE LIFE & TESTIMONY OF DR. ADA IGONOH ABOUT HER EBOLA EXPERIENCE. SHE WAS PERSISTENT IN HER FAITH, RESEARCHED & APPLIED KNOWLEDGE CONTINUOUSLY UNTIL SHE GOT THE DESIRED RESULT. SHE IS INDEED A SURVIVOR!

  442. anne aimua

    September 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    God bless your life. He kept you for a purpose. Bless lives with it .Doctors only treat and God heals

  443. C. Chike Chikwendu

    September 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Ada is beautiful inside and outside. Even from her narrative you could tell. Ada m please do a specialty in Epidemiology with emphasis on Ebola. You have already done enough research for a PH.d. I’m happy for you

  444. Odubiyi Moradeyo

    September 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    My God is awesome, I have confident in u, Jesus, i have confident in u, Jesus, any time anyday, I have confident in u, Jehovah. Congrats Dr. Ada, It’s only u Jesus, Its only u. Its Only Jesus, its only you. May the gentle soul of the hero of our time Dr, Ameyo Stella Adadevo rest in thge blossom of our Lord. RIP – Nurse Justina Ejelonu, Ward Maid Mrs Ukoh and Congrats to the entire family of First Consultants. Just shedding tears of joy for the survivor of EVD and mouring the dead. Dr Ameyo- Girl born on Saturday and Stella meaning Star shows that she is really a shinning star in our country

  445. Oluchi Nkem

    September 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    God is great and greatly to be praised and will never share his Glory with any man. Those that put their trust in HIM are like mount Zion which can never be moved. To Him alone be all the Glory, Honour, Power, Majesty Amen.

  446. Ubby

    September 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    To God be the Glory.in Jesus name…..my only wish is that all Ebola victims (wherever they are in Nigeria and beyond )would have the opportunity to listen to this testimony over and over again. It would put them in a right frame of mind for their healing. Faith and works is always the key. For all times

  447. Ray

    September 17, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Oh my God – great determination and faith . She said “This was a battle for my life but I was determined I would not die” Glory be to God.

  448. Bibitayo Akinyemi

    September 17, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I thank God for your life. Despite all odds then, you still had reasons to encourage and help others in their distress. My encounters with you during your service year at Addo PHC Ajah were wonderful ones. You are indeed a blessing and source of encouragement to all that put their trust in God. I rejoice with youuuuuuu.

  449. Ify.com

    September 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I couldn’t just wait to get to the end of the story. My heart leaps for Joy. My faith is strengthen in God. I return all the praise to the almighty God who alone did this……..Dr Ada you have a destiny to accomplish.

  450. Abi Ayo

    September 17, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    God of gods. Baba mojuba Yin o

  451. Seyi

    September 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Wow!!!! God bless you for sharing your story Dr Ada,

    God bless Bella Naija for this amazing post… Words fail me…

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  452. Modest

    September 17, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Inspiration, prayerful and pragmatic spirit. Thankful oh God

  453. Allen

    September 17, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Will this make me stop criticizing Nigeria? Probably Not! However, this proves to me that, despite all the problems the country has, there are still some functioning institutions there to sustain life. I’ve always believed the existence of a higher power or spirit even though I’m not that religious. Dr. Igonoh’s story confirm to me the power of prayers whether you pray within yourself or out loud. Afterall, if God is omnipresent, your prayers are heard wherever you are. I second Dr. Igonoh in thanking God, all the WHO doctors, Nigerian Ministry of Health, Center for Disease Control, the staff of First Consultants, her family, and the Nigerian government headed by President Jonathan Goodluck.. This is what a government should be able to do. This is one of the most important purpose of government. Well Done!!!

  454. olamide

    September 18, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Wow! Goosebumps indeed! Spirituality and pragmatism. Sound like an oxymoron, isn’t it? But if we can marry these two, we can move any mountain.

    I want to acknowledge that pastor. This is what you get when you have a spiritual father that is intellectually sound ,he does not just bombard heaven with his prayers, send anothing oil, mantle etc, he helps and assist you in armouring youself with what is very necessary- knowlege. Little wonder they say knowlege is power!

    I could only imagine what your mum went through, Ada. That woman must have been devasted when you break the news to her Your husband too.. Thank God they all smile at the end. You are indeed a testimony and you have rejuvenated my faith even at this time when religion seems to be bull shit.

    Thanks and God bless.

  455. Racheal

    September 18, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Wow… I was moved to tears reading this. God is the same yesterday, today and forever! God of miracles and wonders, all praise and glory to you!! Her faith is so inspiring! May God continue to protect and be your ever present help Dr. Ada! God bless you.

  456. Jesy

    September 18, 2014 at 1:09 am

    words cnt express how I feel ryt now.ever seen a tears flowing like a river?dats d case wit me dis moment.having goose bumps is an understatement,tank u ada fr dis article is like dis is anoda way of God speaking to me tonyt fr dis is more dan inspiring,only reading dis alone cn raise d dead bliv me.wish I cn see dis God and say tank u to him fr using u to touch d world, we were here b4 ebola nd we will still b here after ebola.loving this God d moreeeeeeeee

  457. Shari

    September 18, 2014 at 2:13 am

    What a mighty God we serve! Thank You, LORD God, for another example of Your healing power!

  458. iamme

    September 18, 2014 at 3:45 am

    All I can say is thank God for your life Ada. I thank God for his grace upon your life. I cried as I read your story and all these mental images of your experience were playing in my head. Thank you for sharing your story.

  459. kennedy ifiogho

    September 18, 2014 at 4:00 am

    This is a touching experience, that can never be forgotten in a Geoffrey Jehovah God should help us to get over this scourge, that is ravaging this nation.Amen.

  460. Collins Eguakun

    September 18, 2014 at 4:08 am

    I thank God for your life Dr. Ada. You followed instructions but it was your faith in God that made the difference. I am sure many who died of ebola also took ors as you did but is obvious from your account that the God factor is key. I wish Michael could just understand this. Once again, i rejoice with you. Collins

  461. mauvict

    September 18, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Dr Ada ur a destiny woman .God has used u to show the depressed dt they continue to have faith.He wants us to do our own part then he complete the rest.

  462. T

    September 18, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Jesus you are Great.

  463. nosa

    September 18, 2014 at 7:49 am

    the handwork of God. He is just awesome. He never fails those who sincerely call on him and believe in him. God bless you Dr Igonoh for sharing this. We celebrate with you, and to the brave team that stood by her, the health workers, family and friends, May God bless you all and . God bless the federal republic of Nigeria

  464. Akin Okuboyejo

    September 18, 2014 at 8:35 am

    10s of people have been cured of Ebola all over the world (including atheists)..nd it’s mostly through the efforts of the likes of the local and foreign doctors who sacrifice their time as well as risk their lives to help. Certainly has nothing to do with magic dust falling down from heaven. The pregnant nurse prayed as well. Why were the lives of her and that of her unborn child not worth saving? If your answer to this is “God’s ways are mysterious”, then you are calling your God illogical. We need to move away from blaming everything we don’t understand on divine mysteries and actually pursue answers and solutions. If religion was the answer to our problems, we would be the most developed country in the world. Instead, we live in a country where we are likely to vote one of the dumbest people on the face of the earth as our president for a 2nd term.
    There is God ooo….

    • anon

      September 18, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Akin Okuboyejo, your contribution so far seems to be the most antagonistic to what God has done for Dr Ada. Her story is about how she got healed of ebola.If u read it intently without bias, u would have noticed her praise was to God mainly and also to d mortals who were used of Him (God) in the process. She still said we cannot understand how God really works. Pls dont be biased in your analysis.Give God the praise for this testimony

  465. A.J

    September 18, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Awesome!…..I can’t help the crying after reading this story. Our God is ever faithful. Just Believe!!!

  466. Juliet

    September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    God is awesome…..Faith works wonders and I am so grateful to God for ur life. Thanks for sharing….It will bring alot of difference in my life

  467. Mojisola

    September 18, 2014 at 9:05 am

    This is so touchy. Ada,you don’t av an idea ao much you have helped someone’s faith in such a time like this!I bless God that gave u this rare priviledge to be alive to share this testimony.Our God is bigger than Ebola,mightier than Cancer and every other terminal diseases.JESUS LIVES

  468. tina

    September 18, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Thank God for sparing your life when it seemed hope was lost .may His name be paid. .I pray for those who lost their lives in the cause of service to humanity. May their souls rest in peace
    .This is surely the hand of God at work! Thanks to bellanaija for publishing the article. God bless you.

  469. GROOVY

    September 18, 2014 at 11:03 am

    My Father is indeed Faithful, no wonder He is called the Balm of Gilead, the world’s renowned Physician. i am so emotional reading this with tears dropping my cheeks, but my Faith is only inspired and strengthened, That God is more than able to do Exceedingly, Abundantly and above all that we may ever ask. I will praise only till eternity and in the next world if there would at all. i love you Jesus, you still do miracle so great.

  470. SirKAY

    September 18, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Great testimony and an admirable faith in action. Faith without work is dead. She worked out her healing through her faith. As for those who do not believe in God, i pray you will not have to go through the fire test before you will believe. I went through the fire test and believed, but other people’s experience and testimonies should be enough to make you believe.
    As for me and my house, we shall serve the LORD!. JESUS is LORD!. Psalm 91 is good to meditate upon. God bless NIGERIA.

  471. Licia

    September 18, 2014 at 11:26 am

    This testimony brought tears out of my eyes, our God is good, I can’t help but share it with all my contacts to read wat God has done, may your name alone be praise for ever.

  472. Adaga

    September 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing your hell on earth experience.Let me thank your husband and Pastor for the role they played in this ordeal.To God eternal be all the praise.Thank you for kicking my faith back to life.

  473. Tega Brossy

    September 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    God is amazing!!. He shields His own. Our nation will not be consumed by ebola.

  474. Chinyere okoroego Flora

    September 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Waoooo, after going through the Testimony, I felt like crying, but to God be all the the glory. We can’t thank Him enough. If not for Him. My dear, thank GOD for your life. Don’t relent in your prayers for others, The Gow that saw you through will see them through in Jn.

  475. Emmanuel Ekpo

    September 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    God is faithful!
    I am gonna print this and read it over and over again to my family..
    Thanks for sharing.

  476. MINISTER STEPHEN MELODY

    September 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    sister I thank God for ur life BT the main thing u have to understand is dat dis is d second chance God has given to u don’t misuse it,just b careful DIS time.

  477. Onuoha F C

    September 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    The word of God is the bottom line

  478. Chinedu

    September 18, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Dr. Ada, I can only but thank God that you held unto life-line and God pulled you through. It is not all about “following Scientific instructions” as some people had opined in this platform. Dr Adedavoh and other could not make it, not because they did not obey scientific instructions, but because that was their lot. In all, may God never allow us face traumatic experiences.

  479. vera

    September 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Indeed, U fought death and conquered and the psalm 91 which you prayed never failed.
    Please never relent in keeping up with your faith as a lot of lives will be touched through your heart touching great testimony.
    May God be praised.

  480. Anuli

    September 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Dr Ada,am so happy 4 u. Really all things are possible 2 those dat believe. Ur story is spirit lifting n faith strengthener..Ur life is truely embedded in Jesus Christ.

  481. Dami

    September 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Thank God for the life of Dr Ada, ur account is a lesson that one must always have a positive attitude to life.