Ailing Nurse Finally Leaves for Treatment

Ellen Corneh said she graduated from the Stella Maris Polytechnic University and started work at the West African Medical Clinic in Senkor, but has stopped since her health condition declined.

Ellen Corneh, a Liberian registered nurse who has been struggling with heart disease, has finally left the country to Ghana for advanced medical treatment.

Doctors at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, St. Joseph Catholic Hospital and the Jahmale Medical Solutions, diagnosed Ellen, age 27, with having a sore on her heart that needs to be treated before November 15.

The cost of her medical treatment is US$20,000 (excluding air ticket and accommodation) in Accra, Ghana. Being an individual with a very poor background, Ellen has said, she has no means of getting said money, leaving her hopeless at one point in time and weeping in in the street for her health.

Upon leaving the country on November 30, 2020, she expressed how grateful she is to the good people who are still assisting the needy in this world regardless of “No family connection.”

Ellen said she breathed a sigh of relief when she learned that Liesbeth Vos and Jerome Newberry, both claiming to be in Germany and the USA, informed her about their decisions to help her seek advanced medical treatment abroad, but unfortunately they did not, adding that “Maybe they were not designated by God to provide such help.”

She said Jerome Newberry, who was in Liberia Claiming to in the USA promised to send her US$2,500 but was a scam to frustrate her without considering himself in her position. “I thank God for Daily Observer and other media institutions who kept telling my story until I am leaving for surgery today. I do not have anything to say now only God will pay you. I see you as my family now.”

“Everything happened for a reason, but I thank God for those who came to my aid within a twinkling of an eye and even asked me not to name them publicly,” Ellen said in tears of joy.

She said even though there was a huge amount attached to her medical condition, there were many people who contributed after Daily Observer and other online television platforms kept telling her story to people who had the mind to help people in need.

She said there have been many people who have contributed both financially and spiritually to see her get back on her feet to take care of her son.

Ellen further expressed gratitude to those who helped to make her trip a success, but disclosed that she is worried about how the surgery will be like.

“I think the problem is not over yet; that is why I am asking all of those that have supported me to keep me in their prayers until I am well and back in Liberia,” she told journalists at her departure.

She disclosed that doctors have informed her that after arriving in Ghana, they will examine her before undertaking the surgery, a process she said may last up to six months.

She added, “I am going to an unknown country with this type of condition which means the process has not ended, I still need your support both spiritually and financially.”

History of the Sickness

Explaining how the sickness began, Madam Ellen Corneh said she had gone to Sierra Leone for schooling with a family and while on her way to Monrovia for a vacation in 2000 she was involved in a terrible motor accident.

Ellen who claims spending four months at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town after the accident said the doctors only focused on her head because of the deep cut she had, but did not properly examine the body to discover what really went wrong in her system.

She said: “After I was discharged from the hospital, I went back to Freetown to continue my education, and while in school one day, a friend of mine hit me in my chest and that was how I dropped and started bleeding from both my mouth and nose. I was taken to the government hospital, but my family members were told that nothing was wrong with me.”

Ellen explained further that because of the civil war in Sierra Leone at the time, she had to move back to Liberia to continue her schooling, and it is during her stay here that she encountered her second shock.

“Since the second shock,” she said, “I have been feeling pain when I hear heavy sounds or when people hit the door of my room hard.”

“During the war between the Christians and Muslims in 2004, we were trying to get out of the school campus and my friend hit me in the chest. I went Unconscious and was taken to a local health facility. The doctor that treated me made me to understand that I needed an advanced treatment, but the problem has always been money,” she said.

In the midst of her health condition, Ellen has endeavored to graduate from Stella Maris Polytechnic University and had been working at the West African Medical Clinic, but she had to stop because of her deteriorating health condition.


  1. I wish Miss Coneh well. I certainly do. May the most Almighty God bless her. May His grace descend on her like the dove that Noah sent out of his ship, otherwise known as the ark.

    A nurse who in her weak ways has helped to save the lives of people in her country of birth (Liberia) is unable to save her own life in her country because there’s not a good hospital. Shameful and pitiful as it is, Miss Coneh embarks on a journey in a faraway country in order for her life to be extended.

    A Short History….
    In 1847, Liberia declared itself an independent republic. Since that time, Liberia’s politicians and presidents have been unable to do something about building good hospitals and staffing the hospitals up with trained Liberian doctors. Let’s not even forget about the fact that it took 110 years after 1847 before Ghana smelled an Independence in 1957.

    Going To Ghana…
    Did God in His Majesty create the people of Ghana differently? In order words, are the Ghanaians smarter than the people of Liberia? What’s really, really wrong with the brains of Liberian politicians? As smart as the youth of Liberia are, no attempt is being made by the “do nothing-think-empty” Liberian lawmakers/politicians to confront the issue of doctors and hospitals in the country. Do the the brains of Liberian politicians need to be jogged in order to revive them?

    December 8 Elections….
    As the deadline for election approaches, Liberian politicians are jockeying to be elected and re-elected. But none of the politicians are talking about how the country of Liberia can be helped, but rather there’s plenty of talk about ways in which “they” (the politicians) can help themselves. This is complete buffoonery on their part.

    Safe Trip…
    I wish you well Miss Coneh. Obviously you’re traveling to Ghana because you’ve been letdown by the political noisemakers of your country. There’s an old song that goes like this…..

    “Look to the lamb of God;
    Look to the lamb of God;
    For He alone is able to save you,
    Look to the lamb of God”.

    Please do that. He is more than able.


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