Ebola Survivor: 'God Saved My Life'
Kent Brantly addresses media; Nancy Writebol was released earlier
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2014 10:28 AM CDT
Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly stands with his wife, Amber, during a news conference at Emory University Hospital.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

(Newser) – A grinning Dr. Kent Brantly walked into a press conference at Emory University Hospital this morning, the fully recovered survivor of Ebola virus. "Today is a miraculous day," he said. "I'm thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be here with my family." He continued, at times tearfully, "God saved my life, a direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers." The CDC said this morning that both Americans have been declared free of the virus, "are not contagious," and "pose no public health concern." And contrary to earlier reports, Nancy Writebol was released from Emory on Tuesday; she's now in an undisclosed location with her husband. An Emory doctor said the hospital is respecting her desire for privacy. "It was the right decision to bring these patients back to America for treatment," said the doctor.

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Aug 26, 2014 6:11 AM CDT
This guy is as insane as those religious fanatics that chop peoples heads off in the name of God. Their all cut from the same cloth. As if they perceive something that those that do not believe could never fathom. Pretty scary stuff actually. It's the "do you belong " or are you a member of our special club syndrome. Sweet little Linda stand next to me. Can you feel it. Let's hold hands. Let us pray. To believe that the purpose of life is to fulfill Gods will is absurd. Gods will is something contrived by humans. Which in fact it has always been. God has never in the history of God spoken for himself but only through interpreters. Whether it's one or many Gods. Reminds me of the Lion of the Wizard of Oz, the Judy Garland version, saying over and over I do believe, I do believe. It's only when we want something that we beseech God. And I'm sure he / she/ it resents our selfishness. Ask not what your God can do for you but what you can do for your God. Good luck in getting an answer. If you do , check into the nearest psyche ward. You belong in a padded cell.
Mark Dreher
Aug 23, 2014 3:25 AM CDT
Of course, God saved him. A missionary. An employee, of God. "Other", people die.
Aug 22, 2014 8:34 PM CDT
God didn't save your life, he tried to end it, but man keeps trying to save man. Oh well, better luck next time.