(Seattle Times) A local Liberian American congregation is raising money to build an orphanage for children left parentless because of Ebola.
"They call her ‘Miracle Ammie,'?" says Pastor George Everett, holding up a photo of a big-eyed girl in braids and a stretched out T-shirt. "This is one of the kids that I am taking care of."
We're sitting in the office of Transcontinental Christian Ministries, a small congregation of Liberian Americans based in an office park in Kent where he works. He's describing to me how Ammie was orphaned in last year's Ebola outbreak.
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"She was just lying on her mom with her mouth on the breast when her mom died . … They took her from there and gave her to someone to take care of."
He explains she's a "miracle" because she never contracted the virus herself.