Dr. Kent Brantly reported in ‘grave condition’ as he battles Ebola
In an update on the condition of Samaritan’s Purse physician working in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly, the Christian Post reports the Fort Worth, Texas family practice doctor is in “grave condition” after being infected with the Ebola virus last week.
Brantly, who attends Southside Church of Christ in Fort Worth said, “God’s going to deliver me from this but even if he doesn’t, I have lived my life for him and I have no regrets.”
“We are doing everything possible to help Dr. Brantly and Nancy,” Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham said. “We ask everyone to please pray urgently for them and their families.”
His wife, Amber and two children had been living with him in Liberia but flew home to the U.S. about a week ago, before he started showing any signs of illness.
In addition to Brantly, another person infected with Ebola, Nancy Writebol, who is part of the Mission/Samaritan’s Purse team, is still being treated.
“Their heroic and sacrificial service—along with the entire team there—is a shining example of Christ’s love in this crisis situation,” Graham said.
As of 23 July 2014, the cumulative number of cases attributed to Ebola Virus Disease in the three countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) stands at 1,201, including 672 deaths. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page