Ebola, Kent Brantly & INMED Grads In Action
July 30th, 2014 by INMED
Today the world is following the status of Kent Brantly, American physician who contracted Ebola virus infection while serving at a mission hospital the nation of Liberia, West Africa. Brantly, photoed above in back row second from the right, participated in the 2013 INMED International Medicine & Public Health Hybrid Course held in Fort Worth, TX. Brantly impressed me as enthusiastic, intelligent, and devoted to providing care for the world’s most impoverished people – a passion in his heart since undergraduate years. In October 2013, Brantly began a two-year commitment in Liberia with Samaritan’s Purse, along with his wife Amber and their children, ages 3 and 5. At the time the he himself became infected, Brantly was directing the hospital’s care for Ebola victims.
Perhaps you would like to share an encouraging word to Kent Brantly? One effective way to do so is to send a thank you to someone you know who, like him, is in imperil on behalf of others, as every day thousands of those in healthcare place themselves at predicable risk.