Hope that every child lives to see a healthy tomorrow, the way Benedicte did.
Her story began in the bleakest of circumstances. Her mother had contracted Ebola while pregnant. Days later, she died giving birth to Benedicte, who tested positive for the virus as well.
For seven weeks, newborn Benedicte fought for her life. She was rushed to the nearest treatment facility, where she was hospitalized for 45 days and received a full course of the still-experimental antiviral treatment.
Shortly thereafter, Benedicte was declared cured and discharged home to her family — healthy and symptom-free. Considered a “miracle baby,” she is believed to be the youngest victim of Ebola to successfully undergo treatment and recover from the highly fatal disease.