Thomas Eric Duncan 

The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States and thus far the only person to succumb to the deadly virus in this country, has been offered a book deal to tell her story to the world, the Dallas Morning News reports.

News of the pending book, via a deal with Weinstein Books, comes a day after Duncan’s family quietly settled with the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. According to the report, the book is still untitled but will “be an exclusive in-depth account of Louise Troh’s long journey from Liberia to America and the decades-long love story that was stopped short by an epidemic.”


“The love of my life and the father of my son came to America to marry me,” Troh said in the release, according to the Morning News. “It was supposed to be the first happy day of a new life of joy for us all. But before we could make our new family, he died a terrible death in a quarantined room. I am writing this book to tell people about Eric, about our love story, about our family and about my faith that has been tested but not broken.”

“This is a heartbreaking, emotional family story,” Harvey Weinstein added in the release. “Spanning continents and decades, Louise shows faith and grace through it all.”

Read more at the Dallas Morning News.

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