How heroic doctor stopped the spread of Ebola in Nigeria

Story highlights

  • '93 Days' is one of the eight Nollywood films selected by the Toronto Film Festival
  • The film tells the true life story of Nigeria's fight against the Ebola virus in 2014
  • Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh was instrumental in curbing the spread of the virus and sacrificed her life to save countless lives.

(CNN)As she lay on the hospital bed, weak and coughing, Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh wished her son a happy birthday over the phone.

She asked him about his birthday presents and insisted his dad buy him a cake, after all, what's a birthday without cake?
Not long after that call she was dead.