NBC Cameraman Ebola-Free, Says He Owes Hospital 'Debt He Can Never Repay'

Dr. Jeffrey Gold reads a statement from Ashoka Mukpo on the day he was discharged from Nebraska Medical Center.
5:37 | 10/22/14

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I would like to take a few minutes and read to you a statement that mr. mock co wrote this morning. And I quote now. Statement from a shook a mock poll October 22. 2014. It's a bit lengthy but I think it's worse understanding what his thoughts are this morning. Today is a joyful day and I quote today is a joyful day for my family and I. After enduring weeks of where it was unclear whether I would survive. I'm walking out of the hospital on my own power free from the Ebola. This blessing. Is in no small measure a result of the world class care I received at the Nebraska medical center. When doctor Smith and his team first receipt me. It was difficult situation then and I was quite sick. The professionalism and confidence of the team instantly reassured me that I was in good hands. The nursing staff was incredibly calm and handled my symptoms in a manner that clearly reflected strong training and preparedness. There mid western friendliness. Was a welcome presence in the dark time. And I was grateful for their efforts to connect with me on a personal level. On the bright side of my bout with the Ebola I was introduced by the nurses to something called date runs. Doctor Smith's professional manner was impressive. Even when I was at my sickest. And there's not a single doctor in America I would have rather had watching over me. This is truly an impressive team and it's no wonder that I beat Ebola with them watching my back. I owe their staff to debt. That I can never repay. Prior to my arrival in the United States I received invaluable assistance from the United States State Department the US embassy in Monrovia. In arranging my evacuation. I was treated with personal attention and tangible concern by both institutions. I've never felt more fortunate to be an American. And thank you to Julie in Monrovia for your updates and dedication to helping me. In Liberia. The doctors and staff at MS apt. Went above and beyond the call of duty in caring for me during the early days of my illness. I first saw. How difficult it is to work in that facility. And at no words that can adequately thank their staff. For the attention they gave me during a time when I was most vulnerable. To doctor Dan and the rest I thank you. And my heart goes out to you for the difficult and exhausting work you do. It's a truly selfless and thankless job. You are brave bunch of people. I want to get special thanks to you NBC news who went above and beyond in the support that gave me throughout this illness. It is storied news organizations that proved to me that they understand the value of compassion for their colleagues. I'm proud to be associated with them and offer my deep and endless gratitude for their generosity. Doctor Nancy snyderman and her team were incredible to work with. I admire all of them professionally and personally and want to thank them for their concerns and their thoughts on this. Thank you also to doctor Kent Bradley whose generous blood donations played a pivotal role in my recovery. May his health flourish and his compassion be well known to all. I feel profoundly blessed to be alive. And in the same breath aware of the global inequality is that allowed me to be flown to an American hospital. When so many liberians die alone with minimal care. This circumstance weighs on my heart. I feel connected to all of our battle this disease. And I now have something of the fear that comes with the positive diagnosis. I saw many haunting images in Liberia that I will carry with me throughout my life. Nobody deserves to die under the circumstances that have existed in West Africa since its outbreak. I hope that our global community will ramp up its efforts to curtail the epidemic. But also to save the lives of the sick. I know firsthand that this disease is treatable. And hope that some approximation. Of the cares that I receipts here can be given to sick Africans. My prayers are with the liberian. Sierra Leone and and the Guinean people. In the coming weeks I planned to discuss my experiences both in writing. And in conversations with members of the press. For today I've chosen to only do one brief interview. And save most of my energy for my family Y love deeply and whose unwavering support sustained me both physically and spiritually in this ordeal. There's no way to express how much I'm looking forward to seeing them face to face. After a period of rest and time spent with my family. I'll begin to think about how to approach the media. For now I ask for space and privacy. Annie closes by saying and I quote the world is a beautiful on a tragic place. I saw are both sides of it in the last few weeks. Every breath I take it's an opportunity give thanks and appreciate the blessing of life I will never forget how fortunate I am.

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