After battling the Ebola virus (which only 50% of patients survive on average) for almost a month, Nina Pham is now healthy again and has been released from the hospital. The nurse from Dallas, Texas helped take care of the first Ebola patient in the United States and subsequently got Ebola herself. She fought the disease and was lucky enough to survive.
While she was stuck in the hospital taking on the Ebola virus and kicking its ass like a boss, her beloved dog and best friend Bentley — a lovable King Charles Spaniel — had to be quarantined just to make sure the dog didn’t have Ebola as well. The community rallied behind the nurse and took care of her dog, but he sure was happy to be walking out of isolation to rejoin his best friend.
Nina Pham couldn’t wait to have her favorite dog in the world back in her arms and the 26-year-old Texas Health Presbyterian nurse is incredibly happy to have survived the deadly Ebola virus. She is extremely grateful for everything that was done to make sure she and her dog are both healthy and happily together again! She said, “Thank you again for helping take care of Bentley over the last 21 days caring for him as if he was your own.”
She went on to say, “I feel like Bentley reentering my life is yet another reminder of hope and encouragement for me moving forward and fulfilling my life to its fullest with my best friend at my side again.” The entire time, Bentley’s tail was wagging and he just wanted to lick his owner’s face non-stop! Beautiful.