FORT WORTH — The mood at Southside Church of Christ on Sunday morning was somber and quiet. The congregation had just learned that one of its beloved members, a doctor working in Liberia, had tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus.
Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, a family physician and father of two, has spent much of his life caring for others. He felt called to travel in October to Monrovia, Liberia, with an international relief agency, Samaritan’s Purse, and started treating Ebola patients in June.
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