Most of us have heard of Randy Travis and many of us love his incredible country music. But, over the past few years, Randy has been dealing with a lot and struggling health issues.
In 2013, Travis was admitted to a Dallas hospital for viral cardiomyopathy after a viral upper respiratory infection. His condition was classified as critical. Three days later, he suffered a massive stroke which ended up leaving him in a coma.
With each passing day, Randy’s condition kept getting worse. Doctors started to advise Randy’s wife, Mary Davis Travis, that she should probably pull the plug on him. According to her, Randy’s condition was constantly changing, one moment he was improving the next everything was crushing. “Life was minute to minute. They said ‘pull the plug, there’s no hope,” Mary recalled.
Despite the doctors’ advice, Mary felt there was still hope and held on to the thought that her husband had a chance of pulling through.
One day in Randy’s hospital room, doctors confronted Mary convincing her to pull the plug. She walked to his bedside and said, “Randy do you want to keep fighting?” Miraculously, a tear dropped from his eye and he squeezed her hand.
Mary revealed that was all the sign she needed. She knew there was a fighter still in her husband even though he was still in a coma and she was not going to let go.
“I prayed hard, ‘God, please let me have him back, any way, shape or form,’” Mary said.
Mary turned to prayer and continued to have faith that her husband would be healed. Slowly but surely, Randy was able to regain his strength!
The stroke had left Randy without the ability to walk, talk, or complete normal day-to-day tasks. But his loving wife and the rest of his family were right by his side.
With therapy and rehabilitation, Randy has been able to gradually progress slowly and his family feels very fortunate to have him with them.
“I think our goal for five years is to remain hopeful and keep our heads up high and not throw in the towel and be happy with wherever God has us. If it’s back up on that stage singing, hallelujah,” Mary said.
Watch the video below to see an update on how Randy is doing now: