After getting discharged from the hospital, Dr. Kent Brantly has come out and thanked supporters for their prayers.
He and a fellow aid worker was taken to the US for treatment three weeks ago from Liberia where they contracted the disease,according to BBC.
He said: “Today is a miraculous day, I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family. As a medical missionary, I never imagined myself in this position.
“When my family and I moved to Liberia two years ago, Ebola was not on the radar. We moved to Liberia because God called us to service in Liberia.”
He revealed that after his family returned to the US, he stayed back to help treat the Ebola patients and then one day he woke up feeling “under the weather”.
Brantly said he lay in bed for nine days, getting progressively sicker and weaker. On August 1, he was flown to Atlanta for treatment at Emory.
He said, “I cannot thank you enough for your prayers and your support, but what I can tell you is that I serve a God who answers prayers.
“God saved my life, a direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers…Thank you to the Liberia community, Emory hospital and so many of you, my family, friends and church family.
“My family and I will now be going away for a period of time to reconnect, decompress and to continue to recover physically and emotionally. After I have recovered a little more and regained some of my strength, we will look forward to sharing more of our story.
“Above all, I am forever grateful to God for sparing my life and I’m glad for any attention my sickness has attracted to the plight of West Africa in the midst of this epidemic. Please continue to pray for Liberia and the people of West Africa and encourage physicians of leadership and influence to do everything possible to bring this Ebola outbreak to an end.”
Dr Kent Brantly was infected with the Ebola virus, but due to his government’s intervention was taken home and then treated with the new and experimental drug Zmapp.