Thursday, July 31, 2014
Update on Dr. Kent Brantly - 7/31
"A Fort Worth doctor battling Ebola passed up the chance to get an experimental serum so his sick colleague could receive it instead, according to his aid organization.
The Samaritan's Purse charity said on Wednesday that Dr. Kent Brantly has gone from grave to serious condition, but doctors remain concerned about his condition. That didn’t stop him from being selfless, according to the aid group.
"Yesterday, an experimental serum arrived in the country, but there was only enough for one person. Dr. Brantly asked that it be given to Nancy Writebol," said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse.
The group said Brantly did receive a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who survived Ebola because of Brantly’s efforts.
Brantly was in West Africa with the missionary group responding to the Ebola outbreak when he was diagnosed last week.
His wife and children returned to the United States before Brantly showed any signs of illness.
Writebol, a second American aid worker diagnosed with the virus, is also improving, but remains in serious condition.
Samaritan's Purse has evacuated all of its non-essential personnel for the Ebola outbreak."
Dr. Brantly and his family are members of the Southside Church of Christ in Ft. Worth.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.