FORT WORTH — With Dr. Kent Brantly back stateside being treated for Ebola at a hospital in Atlanta, his Fort Worth community at Southside Church of Christ is doing its best to send him goodwill from home.
“His wife sent a message to the church this morning expressing her appreciation for our prayers and support,” says Kent Smith, a church leader.
The parking lot was packed and it wasn’t just the regulars. The DFW Liberian community association showed up in force to express appreciation for the doctor who put his life in danger trying to help their country.
“He sacrificed and went to our country to help the people that are suffering from Ebola,” says the groups president Stanley Gaye. “So there was no doubt in our mind to come here and support him also.”
“We share a common bond with a group we didn’t even know existed a week ago,” says Smith.
Brantly is by no means in the clear, but things may be looking up. He walked on his own two feet into a hospital in Atlanta.
“I’m not a doctor, I hesitate to comment on the medical significance of him the fact that he walked in is, but yea it gives me hope,” says Smith.
Hope and the best medical care the U.S. can provide. That’s the one-two punch the community is praying will knock out Ebola from the good doctor’s system.