They’re calling it a miracle. Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly held a press conference Thursday before he was released from Emory Hospital.
Dr. Brantly had nothing to offer but thanks to the hospital staff, those who prayed for his swift recovery, and to God for His healing hand.
“As I lay in my bed getting sicker and weaker each day, I prayed that God would help me be faithful even in my illness,” Brantley said today.
“I prayed that in my life or in any death, that he would be glorified.”
“I did not know then but have learned since, that there were thousands, maybe even millions of people around the world praying for me throughout that week, and even still today. And I’ve have heard story after story about how Ebola has impacted people around the globe. Both among my friends and family and also among complete strangers. I cannot thank you enough and your support. But what I can tell you is that I serve a faithful God who answers prayers. Through the care of the Samaritan’s purse and SIM missionary eam in Liberia, the use of an experimental drug, and the expertise and resources of the Emory University Hopsital, God saved my life. A direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers,” he said.
“I want to express my deep and sincere gratitude to Samaritan’s Purse, Emery and all of the people involved in my treatment and care. Above all, I am forever thankful to God for sparing my life. and I’m glad for any attention my sickness has attracted to the plight of West Africa in the midst of this epidemic, please, continue to pray for Liberia and the people of West Africa,” he concluded.
Dr. Brantly was in Liberia, Africa treating Ebola victims when he contracted the deadly Ebola virus.
Barely clinging to life, Dr. Brantly was given an experimental “miracle” drug. Doctors said they had never tried the medicine on a human patient, which made Brantly’s almost immediate recovery that much more remarkable.
On Aug. 2, Brantly was flown from Africa in an specially outfitted plane to a renowned medical facility at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
It was there that he made his full recovery.
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