NBC News & Friends Working To Help RI Ebola Patient With Soaring Medical Costs

October 13, 2014 6:15 PM

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The father of the Rhode Islander being treated for Ebola said his son is uninsured and welcomes the help. It’s been a week Monday since Ashoka Mukpo arrived at a biocontainment unit in Omaha for treatment.

Friends of the 33-year-old freelance cameraman started the GoFundMe page to help pay for medical bills they say could exceed $500,000. So far the online campaign to help Mukpo has raised more than $45,000.

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