Actor Van Vicker helped to celebrate the 41st anniversary of The Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) this past weekend. The Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) is a broad-based youth organization established to advocate for and enhance the development of youth and students in Liberia. He and the group partook in a three-mile long walk to Monrovia’s John F. Kennedy Medical Center to meet Ebola survivors.
Van Vicker, 37, was born to a Liberian- Ghanaian mother and a Dutch father. The handsome and charismatic actor has starred in over 20 movies.
According to The New Dawn Liberia, Vicker warned that if people continue to discriminate against Ebola survivors, the situation will further traumatize them, “My fellow Liberians, please be receptive of the survivors you have because they are already traumatized… so if you always have a negative feeling about these people, it is going to cause another problem for them.”
Vicker put action behind his words and made a statement against stigmatization by hugging Ebola survivors at the event. He helped to whitewash a wall of the JFK hospital to symbolize the “washing away” of the Ebola virus in Liberia (Liberia was declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization on May 9th). The athletic actor also enjoyed a friendly game of soccer.
Watch his penalty kick below: