Texas News

News > Texas News > Fund set up for Fort Worth Ebola doctor

Fund set up for Fort Worth Ebola doctor

Former colleagues of the Texas-trained doctor who contracted Ebola say they're raising funds to help him and his family replace the household items they were forced to leave behind in West Africa.

Dr. Kent Brantly, who worked as a medical missionary in Liberia, was discharged from an Atlanta hospital Thursday after being successfully treated for the virus.

J.R. Labbe, spokeswoman for John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, says Brantly's release is a "day of great joy."

Brantly did his family medicine residency at John Peter Smith.

Brantly moved to Liberia with his wife and two children in October 2013 for a two-year post-residency fellowship with the Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse.

Donations to the Brantly fund can be made through the hospital's website.

----

John Peter Smith Hospital online: www.givetojps.org 

Texas News

A San Antonio tabloid is threatening to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer in...
Investigators believe a pedestrian was wearing earbuds when he was hit by a freight train in Houston and killed...
Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide continue to slide amid declining crude oil prices. Triple A Texas...
The mayor and almost every other top official in a tiny South Texas city are under federal indictment, accused of...
About 30 people gathered outside a Houston courthouse to offer support to an anti-abortion activist indicted after...