Well, not really.
She’s fine. In fact, she’s so much better than that. Reports hold that nurse Amber Vinson is still in Dallas thanks to the diligent efforts of the Emory University doctors who kicked Ebola in its squiggly behind. However, it seems that everything she owned was quarantined and destroyed.
Including her engagement ring.
Vinson was recently interviewed by CNN’s Don Lemon and revealed what she was thinking when she was told that she had the awful disease that has killed thousands in Africa. Most importantly, she wasn’t sure how she got it in the first place:
“I have no idea. I go through it almost daily in my mind: what happened, what went wrong. Because I was covered completely every time. I followed the CDC protocol. … I never strayed. It is a mystery to me.”
I’m a nurse. I care. I care for me, I would not put myself in danger. First, I would not take Ebola to my family and my best girlfriends. I would not endanger families across the nation, potentially exposing them to anything. I had no symptoms. There was no way, at that time — I could not transmit it.”
She goes on to discuss the questionable flight from Cleveland, getting back home to Big D (because that’s what’s up), and where she goes from here. After hearing about her brave plight, we learn that Ebola wasn’t done messing up her life.
For the 29-year-old nurse, it’s also time to get her life back on track.
After her diagnosis with Ebola, cleanup crews destroyed her engagement ring and the wedding binder she used to plan her upcoming nuptials.
“We’ve got to rebuild,” she said.
There should be a jeweler in Dallas looking for some nice PR that would be willing to cough up a donated diamond. Anyone? (This was a Jedi mind trick, for those scoring at home.)