Former Ebola patient gets new engagement ring

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When Texas nurse Amber Vinson contracted Ebola, most of her belongings were destroyed out of fear of contamination.

But now one of those items is being replaced.

Vinson was planning her wedding when she was diagnosed.

Her engagement ring was incinerated as a precaution.

“My jewelry box being on my nightstand was one of those things that got destroyed,” said Vinson. “I was kind of speechless. I had no understanding of why some things were there and some things were taken.”

A jewelry store in Dallas invited her and her fiance to pick out a new ring.

Vinson spent two weeks at Emory University Hospital after contracting Ebola from patient Thomas Duncan.

Duncan eventually died from it.

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