By Jordan Schachtel
Among the two American patients being treated for Ebola virus at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Kent Brantly said Friday (Aug. 8) that he has been “growing stronger every day.”
Brantly said that he thanked “God for his mercy as I have wrestled with this terrible disease” in a written statement from his hospital bed.
He wrote of his deep faith in God and that he ended up serving in the West African nation of Liberia because “GOD called us to serve him at ELWA hospital (Liberia).”
The husband of the second American patient, aid worker Nancy Writebol, told journalists Friday that his wife’s spirits were high, and she even had gathered the energy to ask for a cup of Starbucks coffee.
Both Writebol and Dr. Brantly were given the experimental drug ZMapp, which has never been tested on humans.