Doctor with Ebola says he is recovering in every way

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ATLANTA, GA. - One of the Americans with ties to Charlotte receiving treatment in Atlanta for Ebola released a statement Friday saying he is recovering “in every way.”

Dr. Kent Brantly said he thanks God for the health care team at Emory University Hospital who is giving him compassionate, world-class care.

He also wanted to thank everyone for prayers for Nancy (Writebol) and himself.

IMAGES: 2 Americans with Charlotte ties contracted Ebola


“I am more grateful every day to the Lord for sparing my life and continuing to heal my body. There are still a few hurdles to clear before I can be discharged, but I hold on to the hope of a sweet reunion with my wife, children and family in the near future,” Brantly said.

Brantly said to continue to pray for and bring attention to those suffering in the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. The fight is far from over, he said.

Nancy Writebol, who is from Charlotte, is also receiving treatment for Ebola at the Atlanta hospital.

Nancy’s husband David spoke to Channel 9 via Skype on Wednesday. He is in quarantine at an RV park in Charlotte.

WATCH: David Writebol speaks via Skype


He said he is excited for the day he can be reunited with his wife.