Sad! Ebola Victim Sawyer was on his way home to celebrate daughter's birthday

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at 02:19 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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The Ebola victim (Patrick Sawyer, 40) from Liberia who sparked fears of the 'Ebola' outbreak in Lagos, was actually an American. He was planning to return home to Coon Rapids, Minnesota, to be reunited with his children for two of his daughters' birthdays in August.


Patrick and his wife, are originally from Liberia and have family in the US and West Africa. See more photos of him and his daughters below:


Back home in Minnesota, his devastated wife, Decontee is reeling from the news that her husband has passed away.


'I have three daughters who will never get to know their father,' Decontee Sawyer said in an interview with the Pioneer Press.

Recalling her husband, Decontee said he was 'larger than life' and that she is stills shocked that someone so strong could have their life ended so suddenly.


 Sawyer, who worked for the Liberian Finance Ministry married his wife Decontee in December 2008, in Coon Rapids.
 
The couple, who both hold US citizenship are originally from Liberia and Decontee arrived in the country with her family in 1991 and Patrick came in the early 2000s.

The couple are part of the large Liberian community in Minnesota, who moved there in the aftermath of the nation's two civil wars in the 1980s and late 1990s.

His job had taken him back to West Africa to promote economic development there and he was last in the United States in September said Decontee.

His long absences away from home had become common and before he boarded the plane to Lagos last week he had been caring for a sister who was ill with what was revealed to be Ebola, although according to Decontee, he and his family did not know that at the time....he didn't know!

Decontee learned he was ill with Ebola on Thursday and then on Friday she was told her husband of six years had passed away from the virus.

Distraught, Decontee said that she had come forward to share her husband's fate so that the public can understand how quickly the virus can spread.

So sad.

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monaclem at 03:34 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Cry
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steveoneal at 04:56 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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may his soul rest in peace, and may God uphold the family he left behind
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angesco at 05:04 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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Sad.

But EVEN sadder is that the lives of more than 174 million  Nigerians are now in jeopardy. This disease is very, very contagious and as of now - there is no cure.

May the good Lord have mercy on us ALL.
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osarobo62 at 05:33 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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at least he didn't carry disease to his family in the US.....that would have been a greater disaster.
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dareper at 05:42 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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RIP, but we nigerians are annoyed that he brought this virus that we don't have to us. We are worried
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Larry28 at 06:32 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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RIP
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donpet at 06:38 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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Wetin carry d man come 9ja, why he no from his country go back to Yankee? America know Wetin dey,
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beneno at 06:50 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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schmit at 07:12 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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R.I.P
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elvispalia1 at 08:01 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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thank God him no go give d baby
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Freshlycrazy at 08:12 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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sad Sad
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queenbabe at 09:30 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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My blood is bitter
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queenbabe at 09:31 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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My blood is bitter
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queenbabe at 09:35 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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My blood is bitter
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queenbabe at 09:37 PM, 29/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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My blood is bitter
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prommydarason at 10:57 AM, 30/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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woman are you telling the true?
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cocoeni at 12:30 PM, 30/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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RIP
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queenrukky at 01:08 PM, 30/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Sad
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beejaybabs at 04:02 PM, 30/07/2014 (4 years ago)
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eeya

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