- Written by Steve Frank
Samaritans Purse announced in a release this morning that Dr. Kent Brantly has been released from not only isolation in his treatment for the Ebola virus, but from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta where he has been treated since August 2nd. Franklin Graham, President of Samaritans Purse said in the release, Today I join all of our Samaritans Purse team around the world in giving thanks to God as we celebrate Dr. Kent Brantlys recovery from Ebola and release from the hospital. He said, Over the past few weeks I have marveled at Dr. Brantlys courageous spirit as he has fought this horrible virus with the help of the highly competent and caring staff at Emory University Hospital. His faithfulness to God and compassion for the people of Africa have been an example to us all. He said, I know that Dr. Brantly and his wonderful family would ask that you please remember and pray for those in Africa battling, treating and suffering from Ebola. Those who have given up the comforts of home to serve the suffering and the less fortunate are in many ways just beginning this battle. Graham said, We have more than 350 staff in Liberia, and others will soon be joining them, so please pray for those who have served with Dr. Brantly - along with the other doctors, aid workers and organizations that are at this very moment desperately trying to stop Ebola from taking any more lives.