I Am Growing Stronger

I Am Growing Stronger

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A GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY American with Ebola: I am growing stronger In his first public statement since contracting Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantly said Friday that he is "growing stronger every day." Brantly is one of two Americans infected with Ebola being treated in Atlanta. FULL STORY More: We are two steps behind Initial response a 'failure ·CDC boss: we can stop Ebola' . What to know . our fears

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"I Am Growing Stronger" is a memorable statement from the American doctor Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola during his stay on Africa. Although the quote was refering to his recovery from the virus and the effectiveness of the medicine, on some online communities it was interpreted as he was gaining powers from the infection, inspiring a series of edits where Brantly was given glowing eyes.

Origin

On August 8th, 2014, Kent Brantly released his first public statement since contracting Ebola stating that he was "growing stronger every day." Various news outlets wrote about this statement, such as Time,[1] The Guardian,[2] Fox News[3] and Mashable.[4] On August 9th, reddit user Kaithas made a post on /r/funny, where Brantly's statement was jokingly received to define that he was gaining superhuman abilities from Ebola.[9] On August 13th, a thread was made on 4chan's /pol/ board,[5] where one of the posts included an edited version featuring a picture of Brantly with yellow glowing eyes, and the message "American with Ebola: "I'm Growing Stronger"".


A GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY American with Ebola: I am growing stronger In his first public statement since contracting Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantly said Friday that he is "growing stronger every day." Brantly is one of two Americans infected with Ebola being treated in Atlanta. FULL STORY More: We are two steps behind Initial response a 'failure ·CDC boss: we can stop Ebola' . What to know . our fears A GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY American with Ebola: I am growing stronger

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Following the initiation of this thread, various images were posted in the thread where the news photograph of Brantly became photoshopped to give him glowing eyes and other signs of superhuman powers, as well as edited versions of the news articles featuring him as a powerful creature who "had awoken the power of the ancient gods". The thread was subsequently screencaptured (shown below) and posted on the r/4chan sub-Reddit where it received over 4,000 upvotes in a few days.[6]


File: lpng (59 KB, 411x280) BREAKING NEWS Anonymous 08/13/14(Wed)20:34:00 No.33885 A GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY American with Ebola:3933892854 I am growing stronger EBOLA SECRETLY GIVES WHITE PEOPLE SUPER HUMAN POWERS In his first publie statemeut since contracting Ebola, Dr. Kent Branthy said Friday that be is "growing tronger ecy day. Brantly is one of two Americas infected with Ebola being treated in Atlants. FULL STORY WE MUST STOP THE JEW AND SPREAD EBOLA BEFORE ITS TOOI >> | Anonymous 08/13/14(Wed)20:36:13 No.33885950 >>3388834 some one needs to edit it so he has glowing eyes ·CDC boss: we can stop Ebola. Gn . what to know . Our tears >>D Anonymous 08/13/14(Wed)20:37:30 №33885976 33885899 (OP) Underrated thread □ Anonymous 08/13/14(Wed)22:12:09 No.33888598 File: 1352347344584.ipg (33 KB, 600x424) da uber aryans awake A GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY American with Ebola: A GLOBAL S. s 'I am growing stronger' !、American with Ebola: I am growing stronger In his first public statement since contracting Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantly said Friday that he is "growing stronger every day." Brantly is one of two Americans infected with Ebola being treated in Atlanta. FULL STORY We are witnessing the birth of a supervillairn Anonymous 08/14/14(TI >33891649 THANK YOU EBOLA- One of the two Americans being treated for the Ebola virus in the US said he is "growing stronger every day" in a letter released on Friday "I am growing stronger every day, our blood sacrifice has unleashed the power Of the old gods, kneel before me for I am unstopable "Dr Kent Brantly wrote from within the core of the black obelisk he has erected in Atlanta, where he has been gestating to achieve his true form since beginning his ascension. Brantly was the first named Ebola victim to be treated in the US, and is one of two American charity workers infected. The other, Nancy Writebol, has developed telekenetic powers and the ability to shapeshift into a griffon.

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