Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Good News Story - Dr. Kent Brantly

Every now and then we take a break from all the serious (and sometimes troubling) news we cover here to look at some good news. With all the trouble in the world these days, it is great to see a story about those doing good in the world.

Last night (Sept. 5, 2014) NBC did a TV documentary on the story of Dr. Kent Brantly. Dr. Brantly is the US doctor who contracted ebola while trying to help patients with the disease in Africa. 

By chance a relative of Dr. Brantly attends the same university as my daughter who is a journalism student there. The link below is to an article my daughter wrote interviewing Dr. Brantly's cousin. This is one of those good news stories. It is inspiring to know there are people who will make personal sacrifices to help others. 

Our deep respect to Dr. Brantly. We appreciate his willingness to put himself at risk in an effort to serve others. An attribute we can surely use more of in this world.

And we should also mention the other medical professionals mentioned in the documentary who helped out. Both the others helping in Africa and those in the US who helped Dr. Brantly after he contracted ebola. Our thanks to all of them!

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