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Family Belongings Of Doctor With Ebola Destroyed; Here's How To Help

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Samaritan's Purse
Dr. Kent Brantly has been serving as medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Liberia.";

The family belongings of Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia, are considered contaminated and will be destroyed, according to a statement Friday from the hospital where he studied.

John Peter Smith Hospital, where Brantly did his residency, has created a fund to help the family.

The doctor, who said in a statement he's "recovering in every way," has been receiving care in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for nearly two weeks.

"I thank God for the health care team here who is giving me compassionate, world-class care," Brantly said.

Anyone who would like to contribute can do so at www.givetojps.org. A dropdown menu allows donations to be earmarked for Dr. Brantly.

Contributions, which are tax-deductible, also can be mailed to:

JPS Foundation
Kent Brantly Fund
1223 S. Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104