A friend of mine is back in town after bravely fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone. His journey and bravery reminds me that it doesn't matter that Ebola isn't in America; families and children are dying every day in Africa of this horrible disease, and the Western world is turning a blind eye.
Nick had a breach while he was over there. Thankfully, he is okay, and is back home safe in Denver after a 21-day quarantine in Atlanta. He is the fourth person in the world to have recieved an experimental Ebola vaccination, but thankfully it seems that it was not needed. Nick didn't contract the disease.
This holiday season, I would like you all to acknowledge these heroes. Nurses and doctors who put themselves selflessly on the line to help humanity and better the world. I urge you to read his blog to better understand the tragedy that is being overlooked: www.nursenick.net/blog
I'll be seeing Nick on Saturday for his welcome-home and second send-off, as he will be returning to Sierra Leone in January. I'll be sure to pass on any well-wishes or hugs that might come from this post.
I just wanted you all to know about the bravest man I know. Thank you.