NASHVILLE (BP) — “The Ebola Fighters,” many of whom were motivated by their Christian faith to risk their lives in battling the deadly disease in West Africa, have been named TIME’s “Person of the Year,” the magazine announced Wednesday (Dec. 10).
Kent Brantly, an American medical doctor with the missions organization Samaritan’s Purse who contracted Ebola while running a treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, was one of several medical workers featured on a TIME Magazine cover as part of the magazine’s recognition of ‘Ebola Fighters’ as the 2014 Person of the Year.
The magazine’s special issue recognized the group for doing the most to influence the events of 2014. TIME editor Nancy Gibbs wrote in announcing the decision that medical workers in West Africa “fought side by side with local doctors and nurses, ambulance drivers and burial teams” while much of the world was still “in denial and snarled in red tape” concerning the Ebola outbreak. Continue reading →