A humanitarian and patriotic singer, Miss Emma Smith, over the weekend identified with the family of Shaki Kamara, who was shot by soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia few days in West Point last month.
Shaki was shot during a violent exchange between law enforcement and West Point residents, who were quarantined in their community with little food or water.
According to Miss Smith, the intervention was very emotional, having been the first concerned citizen to have identified with the late 16-year-old family.
Miss Smith told the boy’s grandmother, Ma Eva, that his untimely death was irreparable as she presented food items, cash, a pink candle and dozens of roses.
Emma brought along with her children of Shaki’s age group, who presented the items to Shaki’s grandmother. Ma Eva wept as she received their gifts.
The Liberian musician who joined the fight against the deadly Ebola virus ravishing the country with her Ebola awareness song “Protect us from Ebola,” has since also identified with ELWA-2 Ebola isolation center.
At the Ebola isolation center, she donated five cartoons of Lucozade, four bags of digestive biscuits, 10 cartoons of juice, five large bags of adult pampers and 100 pairs of slippers, all valued at a little over a 1,000 USD.
She told the Observer that it was her way of giving back to the community.
“It saddens my heart to see many innocent people die of this disease especially children, who contracted the virus from their parents. We are not willing to lose any more lives to the virus so every Liberian needs to do what they can to prevent this disease.”
This compassionate, patriotic and humanitarian Liberian, said she’s not going to stop doing good for the needy, including Ebola survivals.
She has also made similar interventions at the Ebola isolation unit located in the compound of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital.