Statement From Amber Brantly

Amber Brantly, the wife of Dr. Kent Brantly, issued the following statement on Aug. 5.

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I have been able to see Kent every day, and he continues to improve. I am thankful for the professionalism and kindness of Dr. Ribner and his team at Emory University Hospital. I know that Kent is receiving the very best medical treatment available.
I am also thrilled to see that Nancy arrived safely in Atlanta today. Our families are united in our faith in Jesus, and we will walk through this recovery time together.

Please continue to pray for Kent, Nancy, and the people of Liberia.

August 3 Statement

Our family is rejoicing over Kent’s safe arrival, and we are confident that he is receiving the very best care. We are very grateful to the staff at Emory University Hospital, who have been so nice and welcoming to us. I was able to see Kent today. He is in good spirits. He thanked everyone for their prayers and asked for continued prayer for Nancy Writebol’s safe return and full recovery.

August 2 Statement

It was a relief to welcome Kent home today. I spoke with him, and he is glad to be back in the U.S. I am thankful to God for his safe transport and for giving him the strength to walk into the hospital. Please continue praying for Kent and Nancy–and please continue praying for the people of Liberia and those who continue to serve them there.

July 31 Statement

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the many people who have reached out to me and my family during this difficult time. Thank you to our good friends and thousands more who have been in constant prayer and fasting for Kent’s deliverance from this disease. Also, thank you to Samaritan’s Purse for their warmth, professionalism, and support they have extended to us.

I remain hopeful and believing that Kent will be healed from this dreadful disease. I am grateful for the daily reports I receive from his doctors on the ground. He is strong and peaceful and confident in the love of Jesus Christ, which is his sustenance right now.

Many people have been asking how I am doing. The children and I are physically fine. We had left Liberia prior to Kent’s exposure to the virus. I am always anxiously awaiting any news from Liberia regarding Kent’s condition. Through the mountain tops and the valleys of this ordeal I have been given a peace that comes from my relationship with my God. Jesus remains the Rock that I lean on. I feel strengthened each passing hour by your prayers. Through letters and comments, we have felt God’s love and comfort poured out to us from literally every corner of the world.

During our time in Texas, the children and I have enjoyed the reunion of family. Our kids have been a welcome relief and distraction to us all, reminding us of our joy and hope.

I have been encouraged by the Writebol family and their bravery during this situation. They have kindly reached out to me and offered their full support and prayers as we walk this road together.

I ask for your continued prayers for Kent, Nancy, and the many others who are suffering.

Ways you can help


Please pray for the people of Liberia and those throughout West Africa who are vulnerable to this virus. Pray for protection and wisdom, and that the spread of Ebola would come to a halt. Please also pray for Samaritan’s Purse staff—for safety, courage, and strength as they minister God’s love to the suffering.


Through your financial gifts, you can help us save lives in the Name of Jesus in Liberia and other parts of the world where/when disasters strike. For example, your donation of $46 can educate 100 Liberians about Ebola. As we help disaster victims, we can tell them that we do this because “the love of Christ compels us” (2 Corinthians 5:14, NKJV). Donate Here