Nina Pham, 26, contracted the Ebola virus while helping care for an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital
The young nurse was transported from Dallas to a special isolation unit in Frederick, MD on Thursday. The unit is one of only four in the nation, according to the Associated Press.
Before Pham departed from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, she was visited by her treating physician and delivered a powerful video message from her hospital bed.
"Thanks for being a part of the volunteer team to take care of our first patient. It means a lot. This has been a huge effort by all of you guys," said Dr. Gary Weinstein, who recorded the conversation before Pham was discharged.
Surrounded by individuals in hazmat suits, tears flow as Pham prepares to depart. However, her message is cheerful and full of smiles.
"Come to Maryland, everybody," she laughs.
Pham asked Dr. Weinstein to share the video. Mobile users can watch here: http://bit.ly/1whkKns