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Brad Paisley tweets admiration for doctor stricken with Ebola

Brad Paisley tweets some "love" to Ebola virus victim, Dr. Brantly
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Brad Paisley has been busy promoting his forthcoming album “Moonshine in the Trunk,” but he recently changed his focus to Dr. Kent Brantly, the man infected with the Ebola virus while doing missionary work in Africa.

Dr. Brantly was recently reported to have given the only dose of an experimental serum to Nancy Writebol, another US citizen who was working with the missionary arm of the ministry Samaritan’s Purse.

On Saturday, Brad Paisley used his Twitter to express his respect for Dr. Brantly’s sacrifice:

“Pray for Dr. Kent Brantly - one of those brave souls who risks his life to save others.”

“I'm moved by the Christian Dr. Fighting Ebola who gave the serum to his friend. So Here's a bonus track. For him.”

With the second tweet, Brad Paisley linked to a recording of himself singing a song titled “Me and Jesus.” While Brad Paisley has been releasing excerpts of his upcoming track list via Twitter, much to the dismay of record label executives who prefer to keep a lid on things until scheduled release dates, it’s unknown whether the song he dedicated to Dr. Brantly will appear on the album.

Though he called it a bonus track, it’s unknown whether the song is actually the spiritually-themed bonus track Brad Paisley often includes on his albums or whether it was just an “extra” recording that seemed fitting to share with Dr. Brantly.

Whatever the case, the song was very timely in light of the doctor’s missionary work, his current health status and his faith.

The lyrics Brad Paisley shared are as follows:

“Don’t you know God’s got a lot of good people
out doing his work

Me and Jesus
got our own thing going
me and Jesus
got it all worked out

Me and Jesus
got our own thing going
And we don’t need anybody
to tell us what it’s all about”

CNN reported that Dr. Kent Brantly arrived in Atlanta on Saturday. He is being treated at Emory University Hospital in quarantine. His wife was only able to visit with him from behind a glass wall, but the doctor is said to be happy to be back on U.S. soil.

The Ebola virus from which Dr. Brantly suffers has no known cure, but according to the Centers for Disease Control, there has been some success in treating animals infected with the virus. So, it appears the research is headed in the right direction.

While primates are the usual victims of the Ebola virus, there have been cases of outbreaks among humans. It’s believed that transmission occurs when a human comes into contact with an infected animal, in direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected person, or from contact with objects contaminated with infected bodily secretions.

While Dr. Brantly is receiving treatment, his future is still uncertain. His bravery in staying in Africa to help infected patients in Liberia certainly speaks of his selflessness and dedication to the medical profession, and it is to be commended. Brad Paisley’s Twitter posts just beat many people to it.

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