Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson ‘So Grateful to be Well’

Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson ‘So Grateful to be Well’

This Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Vinson, a Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, will attend a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, to discuss her discharge from the hospital after tests showed she's virus-free. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson, File)
This Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Vinson, a Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, will attend a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, to discuss her discharge from the hospital after tests showed she’s virus-free. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson, File)

 

(USA Today) – Texas nurse Amber Vinson, who was declared free of Ebola virus and discharged from Emory University Hospital, said Tuesday she is “so grateful to be well.”

Vinson, 29, and Nina Pham, 26, were the two nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who contracted the virus while caring for Thomas Duncan, a Liberian national who died of the disease Oct. 8.

“I’m so grateful to be well,” Vinson said, reading a brief statement to reporters. “With God, all things are possible.”

Smiling broadly and occasionally brushing aside tears, Vinson was surrounded by relatives as well as Emory doctors and nurses.

Pham was released Oct. 24 from a National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda, Md.

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