Many of us use Instagram to post pictures of our dogs or beautiful sunsets or maybe even new haircuts, but Katie Meyler's Instagram pictures are different. From a baby crying in quarantine to an entire family sick with Ebola, Meyler's pictures give a first-hand account of the devastation in Liberia.
Meyler moved to Africa back in 2006. Eight years later, she's still there and the founder of an organization called More Than Me. It provides education, health care and food for some of the most vulnerable -- young girls living in West Point, Liberia.
This year, the school was planning to double in size, but then Ebola hit. Now, what was a mission to educate young girls has turned into a fight to keep those very children alive.
Meyler's Instagram pictures are both beautiful and heartbreaking. One girl in particular shows up over and over again in Meyler's feed. Esther beat the odds and survived Ebola, but sadly, she was the sole survivor in her family. With nowhere else to turn, the little girl is living with Meyler now. Esther's story is reality for many in Liberia these days.
HLN's Yasmin Vossoughian spoke to Katie Meyler by Skype.