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Son of Ebola victim gives update on mother's condition


Over 200 people gathered inside a Charlotte church to pray for two Americans infected with the deadly Ebola virus overseas in Africa.

Nancy Writebol is from Charlotte and a member of Calvary Church in South Charlotte. She and her husband, David, went to Liberia as part of joint team of medical missionaries.

Nancy is suffering from the Ebola virus.

Wednesday evening, Pastor John Munro of Calvary Church led prayers for Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantley.

Writebol's son, Jeremy Writebol, lives in Kansas, but spoke to WBTV by phone. He says he has been able to speak to both of them via Skype.

"When they discovered she was infected, they quarantined her in her home immediately, mainly because the hospital with the isolation ward was full," Jeremy said.

"She's weak, fighting and maintaining hope and her spirits are high but definitely tired and trying to just walk through as best she can," he added.

There are also concerns about his dad, David Writebol, who was interacting with his wife before she was diagnosed.

"He's doing well, he's healthy. He's vibrant strong and working hard trying to take care of mom the best that he can while he's not able to be in there with her he's there trying to help," Writebol said.

David is taking his temperature every six hours.  He cannot have contact with his wife, but he can see how she's doing.

"He talks to mom right now through a window," Writebol said.

The missions are planning to send many of their workers out of Liberia.  But Jeremy says his parents will stay. And says the family in the states is holding up as best they can.

"We're hanging in there," Writebol said, "We continue to pray for her and ask just for grace for mom that she would be healed." 

Bruce Johnson is the president of the mission they worked for called SIM. He says both Brantly and Writebol are in stable condition and receiving around the clock medical care.

"They're alert. They're sick. They're weak, but yet their strong in spirit and yet they're fighting for their lives," Johnson said.

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