ODOLAYE AREMU ON JAIYEOLA STREET

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No Small Feat What She And Others Did: The Healthcare Workers Tribute. (Ogbon Odun Yi, Were Emi'i) "...in all of these travails, I feel sorry for the lives we freely and daily give away to death. In it all, I feel pity for many more that's likely locked into the scope of death's crosshairs. Before this nightmare's over, this Nation shall face itself in a battle for its own sanity, survival; and her people shall struggle hard to rediscover themselves. The button to reset back to the point of default is in their hands. They are wiser now than yesterday, to have discarded that which was set to implode them from within, or that which was rigged to detonate them from the outside, all into the far yonder. After it all, our Heroes won't be some of those left standing- not those who carried around their lives, safely tucked into Kevlar fashioned bags or had them locked-up as they drove about town in the safety of bullet-proof vehicles. Never the ones who stole blind the Commonwealth, to assure their Kin, of a corrupted legacy, or those that stood far away, to shout or watch the goings-on, while entirely out of the tedious loops, or out of the blitzes of harm's way. Truth be told, Heroes are made of Soldiers who seek not fortune or fame but stand fully committed to fight or defend their motherland, even unto death for the right cause. Heroes are also made of those trained Civilians; ones who neglect their respective call to serve, within the panoramic scope of routine duty, but took honor and nobility a step further; they never thought twice to buffer their people against the heat of a rigorous Plague-with no more than their own flimsy bodies. Yes Madam...a Hero is forever made of thee! Damn right...you were our Shield...in those extreme moments of need!" Rest In Peace Dr. Ameyoh Stella Olubunmi Adadevoh! Rest In Peace Nurse Justina Ejelonu! ***though this piece first appeared enjoined with another on Thursday, Aug 21 2014. I am bold enough to declare; that they appeared together against a clinical and better judgement-on my part! What I initially thought best- tempering a sad scenario- the death of this wonderful being with some comic relief- as contained in a flatline rider, a comedic story of some of my friends seem now, in hindsight-impulsive and not properly thought out well or even "through and through". To not make the necessary amendment is to simulate a "deliberate" oversight in truthfully honoring the spirit of this woman and the many other conscientious or professional victims's (of the Ebola crisis); whose self sacrifices to contain or keep the spread of this dreaded Virus at bay proved dismal and ultimately fatal. The proper perspective of what she and others did can never be properly or fully comprehended by any finicky mind...just yet! After-all, it took eons and the diligent fortitude of hindsight to allow the world see Florence Nightingale, Harriet Tubman, Mother Theresa and many other women of strong will and tenacity as authentic Heroines or Lifesavers. This is the re-loaded version of the Tribute. And much gratitude to the friends who "hinted" at the creative slight. The most special grace upon the friend who allowed my perspective to take a somber look-over of it all. The Ebola Crisis, truly is not a laughing matter! Our President is in Germany right about now receiving treatment...or just on a "deserving" vacation to induce the body to rest. We can comprehend that right away...or can't we all?!***

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