Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 1:00 pm
It began with a little boy.
A 4-year-old who was feeling sick. His family sent him to a neighboring village called Royail, where his grandmother lives, so she could care for him.
In this tiny place, surrounded by tall grass and palm trees, the grandmother lived in a house on a dirt road. Her name wasSinnah Turay, but people refer to her as "themami-back" — that's what some folks in Sierra Leone call a grandmother.