As part of his three-day visit to investigate the 2014 Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Liberia, which claimed the lives of over 4,800 people over two years, "TheBlaze" head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, spent time with participants in the Ruth Project.
This charitable program, run by non-denominational Christian international relief organization Samaritan's Purse, seeks to connect women who lost family members to Ebola to support groups and services to help them get back on their feet.
Jason remarked that the stories these women shared drove home the impact of the deadly epidemic that struck their lives and families.
"I'll never forget that immediate sense of fear that I felt. It was here — right here — that hundreds of people lost their lives fighting a virus that would consume their bodies and set back an entire nation," Jason said.