Fatu Kekula has cared for four of her family members with Ebola, keeping three alive without infecting herself.
Her trash bag protection method is being taught to others in West Africa who can't get personal protective equipment.
Kekula saved, from left, her mother, Victoria, 57, sister, Vivian, 28, and father, Moses, 52.
Kekula's 14-year-old cousin who was living with them, Alfred Winnie, passed away.
Kekula's father is working to find a scholarship for Fatu so she can finish her final year of nursing school. He has no doubt his daughter will It can be exhausting nursing a child through a nasty bout with the flu, so imagine how 22-year-old Fatu Kekula felt nursing her entire family through Ebola.
Her father. Her mother. Her sister. Her cousin. Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them medications.
And she did so with remarkable success. Three out of her four patients survived. That's a 25% death rate -- considerably better than the estimated Ebola death rate of 70%.
Fatu stayed healthy, which is noteworthy considering that more than 300 health care workers have become infected with Ebola, and she didn't even have personal protection equipment -- those white space suits and goggles used in Ebola treatment units.
Every day, several times a day for about two weeks, Fatu put trash bags over her socks and tied them in a knot over her calves. Then she put on a pair of rubber boots and then another set of trash bags over the boots.
She wrapped her hair in a pair of stockings and over that a trash bag. Next she donned a raincoat and four pairs of gloves on each hand, followed by a mask.
It was an arduous and time-consuming process, but Fatu was religious about it, never cutting corners.
UNICEF Spokeswoman Sarah Crowe said Fatu is amazing.