ATLANTA, G.A. -- A Charlotte woman being treated for the Ebola virus at Emory University Hospital was able to receive visitors Wednesday.
Nancy Writebol arrived at Emory Tuesday afternoon after a long journey from Liberia where contracted the virus. She'd been working as a missionary with her husband.
On Wednesday, the couple's two sons visited Nancy in the hospital. She's an isolated part of the facility, and is able to visit with family through a window.
Jeremy Writebol issued a statement after the visit saying his mother was jet-lagged from her travels.
"We were able to spend a few minutes with her to encourage her and be encouraged by her condition. Her servant's heart is evident, as she expressed concern for us above and beyond her own circumstances," said Jeremy Writebol.
Nancy's husband is expected to fly back from Liberia to be with his wife by week's end.
Jeremy Writebol's full statement below:
"We are grateful to be able to see our mom once again, and we entrust her care both to the Lord and to the fine doctors and staff at Emory University Hospital. Mom is tired from her travel, but continues to fight the virus and strengthen her faith in her Redeemer, Jesus. We were able to spend a few minutes with her to encourage her and be encouraged by her condition. Her servant's heart is evident, as she expressed concern for us above and beyond her own circumstances."
"Please continue to pray for her recovery and for wisdom for the doctors and medical staff caring for her. We lean on Christ, our stronghold in this time of trouble, because we know the Lord has not forsaken us (Ps. 9:9-10)."