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I am thinking about heading off to Sierra Leone....

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posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin




if i should apply or not.


Well like they say...You never know until you try.

Even if they don't except you at least you tried, and that is more than what most of us are doing.




posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
I am amazed someone like that got turned down.

A mother with young twin children .... I'm not surprised she was turned down.
When I enlisted, the military would turn down single parents for a good reason.
Going into an Ebola situation is much like going into combat.
The organizations don't want to leave behind orphans ...
And the mom could easily be distracted worrying about children back home.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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At least this way i do it with a bit of adventure/


If it's a sense of adventure you're after, couldn't you go anywhere else and do anything else to satisfy that craving?
If you want to help people, then that's a very noble reason to go. But I feel like you could also travel to a lot of other leess dangerous places to fulfill your sense of duty.

But to voluntarily place yourself in a very dangerous country as it is, nevermind one that has a bit of a pandemic on it's hands, and risk not only catching this virus, but also spreading it and causing more harm then good, seems to me to defeat the purpose. And as you said, if this spreads to the UK you'll be needed back home to help.

In the end, it's your life, but if it were me I don't see how the pros outweigh the cons.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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Best of luck on an incredibly difficult situation. I have a feeling you will end up exactly where you need to be. Thank you for wanting to help, the world needs more people like you. I will also keep you in my prayers.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
I am amazed someone like that got turned down.

A mother with young twin children .... I'm not surprised she was turned down.
When I enlisted, the military would turn down single parents for a good reason.
Going into an Ebola situation is much like going into combat.
The organizations don't want to leave behind orphans ...
And the mom could easily be distracted worrying about children back home.



That was years ago and the literal sperm donor has sole custody (he's the son of a lawyer who became a lawyer and wanted to do someone a favor, then his girlfriend caught wind of his donation and wanted the kids...sad story that could be a thread of its own).

She has two other young daughters and a partner willing to adopt. They would like to get married, but you know how that has been...

But thanks FF, I don't think she thought about her kids being the reason they turned her down. That should make her feel better.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 01:33 PM
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Don't mean to sound harsh.... but forget any romantic notions
you have of the situation. You will have a high chance of dying
over there.

Charity begins at home..

Stay home and safe and sit this one out.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: rigel4

Exactly. Unless this person is suicidal or thinks it will really look good on paper, not a good idea. The Western world needs help, let Africa clean up its own mess. Their own corrupt leaders took resources from their people and in no way should we be responsible for sweeping up.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 01:39 PM
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Hhhmmmm......well, my daughters M-I-L is a heart specialist at Cooper hospital in Camden nj, she was ALWAYS going to Africa to help. Matter of fact, right before the ebola broke out, she came home from a month long trip in Africa. She has now decided to put off going over there, because she has 2 twin grand babies that live with her & she feels it's not safe for her to be there now. She doesn't want to accidently bring any disease back home to the babies....So, I would make my decision very carefully, think about who you may be around when you return. But good luck with your decision! Your much braver then I!! Stay Safe!!! I too would not like anything to happen to you or your family....



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Very noble of you to think of this
. But rumors on the net say aid workers are getting attacked so be careful



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 01:59 PM
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Be careful if you go. There is huge risks some are well known and some are unpredictable. A Nurse from my country was serving a month in Liberia she said to news when she arrived back that in very first day when she got there she had to deal a body of deceased patient and in same room other delusional patient was throwing rocks at her.

If the epidemic expands you are much needed where you are atm too.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Hell no...If Ebola dont get you some 13 year old with a AK will. stay well clear of that neck of the woods.

Exactly why I turned my opportunity down.
Was told no weapons allowed , youre there to spread peace and health.
I expect several in that group wontmake it back , but they want to go so bad.
Religion makes people do craaaazy sh@#@#.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 02:16 PM
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I hope you have a wonderful trip and don't forget to keep us informed on how things are going in the area, also made sure that if things get bad and you become sick, once you make it back to the US make sure you scream to be taken to a hospital that can handle ebola so you can make a great recovery.

Good luck in your quest.




posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 02:31 PM
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The way the World's Governments are handling the Ebola situation, you will probably be required to deal with cases in your own hospital soon. So, if you want a piece of the action, patients is all you require.

Get it? Patients? Sorry.

Fair play if you decide to go, you are a braver person than me. Good luck with whatever you decide.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 02:34 PM
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This if anything is a solid proof one should never believe voices in the back of one's head.

But, if you insist, there are easier and more pleasent ways to die. And which do not burden tax payers a cent. Study these first, and then ask a second opinion for method of choice from the voice in the back of your head ...



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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I would leave if I had that kind of chance - people are going pretty crazy here. Don't be scared of everything like people are here - go - and do some real good for the human race. Save some lives - gain some culture - and ACTUALLY deny ignorance.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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I totally understand where you are coming from. It is hard to have the training and the will, but feel unable to help when you see so much suffering. I think the other posters here have already brought up very good points on both sides for you to consider, and the only thing I could add, is from my own experiences dealing with mass casualty/ disaster situations.

Are you currently trained to deal with these types of scenarios? If you are, then they could very well use you over in Africa to help get this under control. If not, then I would use this time to go ahead and sign up with the Red Cross and get training through them. There is also the Medical Reserve Corps. that will train you and put you on their contacts list in case there is a need. If you are currently a member of a Baptist church, then I would also recommend the Baptist Disaster Relief Organization which, here in my state, is one of the first to respond to disaster needs. These three are a good start and will get you acquainted with others that share your passion and train you up for these types of situations so you aren't going in unprepared. All three respond nationwide as well as overseas.

There is always some kind of disaster going on here in America and we need qualified people who are willing to get out there and help, most just don't think to sign up until after the next big disaster hits. Only time will tell if Ebola will start to spread here and if it does, your skills will be in high demand.

Whatever you decide, I wish you the best and am so proud of you for stepping up to fill a very real need.

~OkieDokie



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 03:05 PM
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This might sound mean what I'm about to say, but I feel like I need to say it. If you want to go to West African to help treat infected patients, then go ahead and do it. However, if you get infected, don't go back home to your country infecting other people.

It's really bothering me, that there are people who want to go over there and end up catching ebola and want to come back home. I understand there are people in the world who want to do good and help other people. There's nothing wrong with that until something goes wrong.

I'm done with my rant now....I just had to get that off my chest.

Given the situation you are thinking of putting yourself in makes me afraid for you. I don't know you, but at the same time I don't want you catching this death sentence. If you do go, please...please be careful. Become OCD and wash your hands as much as you can. Don't touch anyone unless you have to and no hugs. Good luck and if you can take pictures for us if you have time to do anything fun. I'm not trying to sound like your mother when I say this, but make sure you check in with your family and friends to let them know that you are ok if you decide to go. I'm sure they are going to worry about you and are going to want to know that you are safe.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: deckdel
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
This if anything is a solid proof one should never believe voices in the back of one's head.

But, if you insist, there are easier and more pleasent ways to die. And which do not burden tax payers a cent. Study these first, and then ask a second opinion for method of choice from the voice in the back of your head ...

Funny how someone who worries more about the burden one might place on the taxpayer feels qualified to advise on the subject of altruism.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 03:46 PM
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No. I am not advicing on altruism. I am advising against sheer madness disguised as altruism. Going there, getting sick - and returning - and exposing others to harms way - is NOT altruism.

If you get sick - stay there. That is altruism.

And that I do not advise for.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 03:48 PM
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The thought of traveling to a country that's overwhelmed with Ebola patients is frightening. That being said, if I was qualified to go and received the proper training, helping people feel better and saving lives would overrule my fear.

It's a very personal decision and I would think about and talk to family and friends (those in the healthcare field.)

Whatever you decide, the fact you are considering it shows that you are and amazing human being an nurse!
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