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I Am Getting Better - Dr. Kent (Ebola Victim)

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 Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who got infected in Liberia says he is getting better.

This message was written by him from his isolation room in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where American nurse Nancy Writebol is also being treated for Ebola.

Dr. Kent Brantly, who was working for an aid organisation - Samaritan's Purse on a christian mission in Liberia, says he is growing stronger everyday. He thanks The Lord for his health and urges the public to keep praying for him and for Nurse Nancy Writebol, as well as other victims and patients in Liberia especially. 

Both Dr. Kent and Nancy Writebol are said to be receiving treatment at the hospital with an experimental Ebola drug. Their health is said to be improving but it is too early to ascertain if it is as a result of the drug.

In a statement released on Friday, Dr. Kent writes:

"I am writing this update from my isolation room at Emory University Hospital, where the doctors and nurses are providing the very best care possible. I am growing stronger every day, and I thank God for His mercy as I have wrestled with this terrible disease. I also want to extend my deep and sincere thanks to all of you who have been praying for my recovery as well as for Nancy and for the people of Liberia and West Africa.

My wife Amber and I, along with our two children, did not move to Liberia for the specific purpose of fighting Ebola. We went to Liberia because we believe God called us to serve Him at ELWA Hospital.

One thing I have learned is that following God often leads us to unexpected places. When Ebola spread into Liberia, my usual hospital work turned more and more toward treating the increasing number of Ebola patients. I held the hands of countless individuals and this terrible disease took their lives away from them. I witnessed the horror firsthand, and I can still remember every face and name.

When I started feeling ill on that Wednesday morning, I immediately isolated myself until the test confirmed my diagnosis three days later. When the result was positive, i remember a deep sense of peace that was beyond all understanding. God was reminding me of what He had taught me years ago, that He will give me everything Ineed to be faithful to Him.

Now it is two weeks later, and I am in a totally different setting. My focus however, remains the same - to follow God. As you continue to pray for Nancy and me, yes, please pray for our recovery. More importantly, pray that we would be faithful to God's call on our lives in these new circumstances."



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