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#FightEbola: After a Mother’s Death, Tears of Mercy

After a Mother’s Death, Tears of Mercy 0:43

Using the fabric of her torn nightgown to wipe her tears, 9-year-old Mercy Kennedy walked outside her Monrovia home in a daze after learning her mother had died, a day after she was taken away by ambulance.

Ebola has infected at least 13,000 people in West Africa, and killed at least 5,000. If the deadly virus isn't stopped, the CDC estimates that up to 1.4 million people could be infected by the end of January 2015. To help support the groups at the frontline of this disease, donate at

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