Indy native with Ebola ‘grateful every day’


ATLANTA (WISH) – An Indianapolis native who recently contracted Ebola in Liberia has released a second statement on his recovery.

Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, has been working with Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia since October 2013 as part of the charity’s post-residency program for doctors. He was taken to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on August 2 after contracting the disease in late July.

Dr. Brantly released the following statement on Friday:

As my treatment continues in the isolation unit at Emory University Hospital, I am recovering in every way. I thank God for the healthcare team here who is giving me compassionate, world-class care. I am more grateful every day to the Lord for sparing my life and continuing to heal my body. There are still a few hurdles to clear before I can be discharged, but I hold on to the hope of a sweet reunion with my wife, children and family in the near future.

Thank you for your prayers for Nancy and me. Please continue to pray for and bring attention to those suffering in the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. Their fight is far from over.

With deep gratitude,

Kent Brantly

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