Doctor who battled Ebola biking for another cause

Doctor who battled Ebola biking for another cause


AN WHO WAS ONCE NEAR DEATH.>>65, 70, 75 MILES A WEEK ALL THE WAY, UNTIL ABOUT 2.5 WEEKS AGO I DID 150. SHAUN: DR. RICK SACRA HAS COME A LONG WAY. NO LONGER THE FRAIL PATIENT WE MET TWO YEARS AGO, THE AIDE WORKER STRICKEN WITH EBOLA.>>TWO YEARS AGO TODAY, I WAS LAYING DOWN IN AN ISOLATION UNIT IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA, REALLY WEAK. THEY ACTUALLY BROUGHT ME AN EXERCISE BIKE IN THERE, IN THE ICU WHEN I WAS STARTING TO RECOVER AND I COULD BARELY DO THE THING FOR 5 MINUTES. SHAUN: BUT HE FOUGHT EBOLA AND WON. NOW, HE’S PUSHING HIS BODY TO THE LIMITS FOR ANOTHER CAUSE.>>I PRAY A LOT WHEN I’M RIDING. SHAUN: ONE RIDE IN MAY, PRAYERS TURNED TO A RECENT TRIP TO AFRICA. HIS SMALL OUTREACH HOSPITAL IN LIBERIA LOST 21 PATIENTS IN JUST 6 MONTHS FROM AIDS>>COUPLE DAYS AFTER I GOT BACK, I WAS ON A LONG RIDE. AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT. I WAS THINKING, ‘MAN, WE GOTTA DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.’ SHAUN: DR. RICK’S RIDE W BORN. HE SAYS WHEN EBOLA HIT, AIDS WORK SUFFERED. THE FUNDRAISER HOPES TO BRING SERVICES BACK TO WESTERN AFRICA.>>DURING EBOLA 2 YEARS AGO, EVERYONE STOPPED GOING TO THE HOSPITAL. A LOT OF THE GROUPS THAT WERE DOING AWARENESS WORK PULLED OUT AND WERE NO LONGER THERE PART OF THIS IS A CELEBRATION OF MY RECOVERY AND WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN MY LIFE. AND PART OF IT IS LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT WE CAN DO NO SHAUN: HE SAYS THE PROJECT COST FOR THE AIDS WORK WILL BE

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