American Doctor Kent Brantly wrote a book with contribution from his wife. His book cover’s subtitle was truly awe-inspiring: “How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us Into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic.”
Considering the facts, Kent Brantly called his wife one day from the exotic territory of Liberia, telling her that he was sick, but that he had tested negatively for the Ebola virus. Unfortunately, a few days later, he told her that, after being subjected to the test again, the result had been positive.
Nevertheless, he managed to defeat the disease, but with much labor and difficulty. He spent some months in the hospital where he was exposed to multiple blood tests.
All in all, he had been cured, he had, out of good fortune, become healthy again.
Amber Brantly told USA Today, in an interview, that she had cried a lot, that she had advised him to stay strong and fight for his life with all his strengths. She would’ve liked to be beside him, curing him with affection, chicken soup and water.
The couple’s book “Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us Into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic” is now available on the market for $23.
The book describes how they and their two children had moved to Libera about six months before the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Amber and her 3 year-old and, respectively, 5 year-old kids had returned to America, but her husband had stayed in Liberia, announcing her one sorrowful day that he had contracted the virus.
Despite all this, their desire to continue doing medical work prevailed, in spite of the trials and tribulations.
Kent reported to USA Today that it had been a year of
They felt like they had been in a state of transition and they were ardently desiring, nevertheless, to pursue their ways and
“go back to that kind of work.”
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, met Amber and Kent in June, and had thanked Kent for his service to the country. Sadly, even though Liberia had been declared Ebola-free this spring, in late June a number of three cases have been reported.
It would be worth mentioning that the couple took into account the possibility of them contracting the Ebola virus and developing the disease, and die while in Liberia. They had acknowledged the fact that their remains would have had to stayed in Liberia, because of the epidemic, Amber told the press.
Both had written letters to their parents explaining just that.
Fortunately, their parents never saw the letters.
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