Dr. Kent Brantly, author of Called for Life (WaterBrook Press, July 2015) appeared on PBS NewsHour August 10th. In an interview with Hari Sreenivasan, Brantly spoke candidly about his initial diagnosis with Ebola, his nationally covered journey from Liberia to Emory Hospital in the United States and his decision to take Z-Mapp, a new drug never before tested on humans.
Brantly also shared his struggle to understand why he survived when so many people did not. While Brantlys faith is an integral part of his life, he doesnt believe something unique about his faith that led to his survival.
I dont think there is anything special about my faith that saved my life. If anything, my faith is what put me in a position where I got Ebola. Im really thankful for all the people who played a role in providing me with the treatment I received. I dont say it was my faith that saved me and not those people; I believe God used those people to save my life.
The entire interview can be viewed here.