Wichita man's mother battling deadly Ebola virus

A Wichita man says his mother doing mission work in Liberia has contracted the deadly Ebola virus. She remains in isolation.

Jeremy Writebol

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WICHITA, Kan. — Two Americans are in serious conditions after contracting the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.

One of those, Nancy Writebol, has a son living in Wichita. Jeremy Writebol spoke to KAKE News about his mother's condition battling the virus.

Together the Writebol's have been doing mission work for more than a decade. Last August they ventured to Liberia to do serve others.

"They've always had a heart to go overseas and serve those that are really broken and poor and needy," Jeremy Writebol said.

However, Nancy is now fighting the deadly virus. A virus she in Liberia helping others to overcome.

"She hasn't really speculated what she thinks it might have been or when it could have been," her son said.

Many miles away here in Wichita, Jeremy, remains faithful his mom will recover.

"She's tired and she's wary and a bit sad as well. I know it's been hard because she never imagined that this would be something that she would have to deal with."

Jeremy said his mom is in isolation and doctors visit here certain times of the day to take her temperature and give her more fluids. He tells us that his dad is only able to talk to her through a window in their house.

Through technology, Jeremy and the rest of the family, have been able to keep in contact with their mother.

"I try to send her email every evening, text her cell phone, and Skype as best I can and let her know that we are praying for her and we love her."

While Jeremy says his mother is weak and doctors continue to monitor her health, she remains in good spirits which is a testament to her faith.

"God is good and he's in control and however this goes with mom it will be for a good purpose."


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