Target: Nancy Writebol, Former Ebola Patient
Goal: Thank a former Ebola patient for agreeing to help in Ebola research.
The deadly Ebola virus has caused a scare in the United States, especially when cases of infected Americans were confirmed. Nancy Writebol, the second American to get infected with the Ebola virus, was effectively treated and survived the clutches of this disease. Nancy got infected while she was working at an Ebola clinic for an organization called “Serving in Mission” outside of Monrovia. Now, eight months after she got infected, Nancy is valiantly dedicating her time and efforts to help in this medical cause by heading back to Liberia to aid in Ebola virus research.
Before heading to Liberia, Nancy and her husband David, who may also be immune to the virus, went to Emory hospital to aid doctors in studying their immunity. At the hospital, Nancy donated her plasma, which may be utilized to aid in treating other Ebola patients. Although there is much research and work to be done on the matter, Nancy’s contribution to the Ebola virus research will most likely aid significantly in helping to break ground on more effective measures for treating Ebola patients and helping in their recovery.
Ebola is responsible for thousands of deaths in West Africa, and has resulted in around 3,900 fatalities in Liberia alone. Although there is only one known new case of Ebola in Liberia currently, experts warn that the epidemic is not over. People should continue to practice extra careful precautions in good hygiene and other preventative measures.
By signing the petition below, you are thanking Nancy Writebol for agreeing to assist in Ebola research. Her contribution in giving back to the community will no doubt make a significant impact on Ebola research.
Dear Nancy Writebol,
You have been through a lot being infected with Ebola, and agreeing to give back to the community by aiding in Ebola research is quite admirable. Although it may have been difficult, you have decided to conquer the difficulties of your past instead of avoiding them and in effect are helping to aid others in need. The great empathy that you have for others infected with or at risk for the Ebola virus serves as a great inspiration for all.
Thank you for contributing to the Ebola virus research. I am sure that your contribution will make a significant impact on Ebola vaccination research.
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