Randy Travis Health Update

Many of you have been coming to FGGAM for an update on Randy Travis, we are thankful for Jeremy Reynalds report:
First Photo of Randy Travis Since Stroke Surfaces Online

By Jeremy Reynalds
Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (ANS) – A new photo posted online offers fans their first look at Randy Travis since the stroke that threatened his life last year. That’s according to a story by Sterling Whitaker forwww.theboot.com.

 

Travis with his fiancee, Mary Beougher, and two others behind him. The Boot said the young man looks like Beougher’s son, Raleigh, while the identity of the blond woman is unknown.

Travis singer entered the hospital in July, after being diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure, and subsequently suffered a stroke. He spent more than three weeks in Baylor Heart Hospital in Texas, before being discharged to a physical therapy facility.

Travis has remained largely out of the public eye since then, but The Boot said that “in the photo – which surfaced on Twitter on Jan. 19, the singer appears to be relaxed and in good spirits.”

The origin of the picture is unclear, but it was posted to Twitter by Anthony Maurizio (www.twitter.com/antmaurizio).

According to Nashville Gab (www.nashvillegab.com/2014/01/fans-get-their-first-glimpse-of-a-recovering-randy-travis.html#more), Maurizio is a family friend of the singer.

The picture shows Travis with his fiancee, Mary Beougher, and two others behind him. The young man looks like Beougher’s son, Raleigh, while the identity of the blond woman is unknown.

The singer appears to be sitting in a wheelchair, but singer Bonnie Paul – who co-wrote a song called ‘Childhood Sweethearts’ with the country singer – has been updating his progress on her Twitter page, and her updates imply that he is not confined to the chair.

“Just spoke 2 my mom, Randy is making great strides, no longer in wheel chair , walking with walker, appetite great, looking great,” The Boot reported she posted on Dec. 9.

Later, on Dec. 20, she tweeted (https://twitter.com/BonniePaulMusic/status/414141598180462592), “Great Xmas news 4 y’all , my mom was actually talking with Randy on phone , sounds strong and wonderful and walking on his own…”

Travis released a new album titled ‘Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am’ in Oct. 2013, featuring material recorded prior to his hospital stay.

The Boot said it is unclear whether he is anticipated to recover enough to continue his music career.

 


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Jeremy Reynalds is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service, a freelance writer and also the founder and CEO of Joy Junction, New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter, http://www.joyjunction.org He has a master’s degree in communication from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in intercultural education from Biola University in Los Angeles. His newest book is “A Sheltered Life.”Additional details on “A Sheltered Life” are available athttp://www.ashelteredlife.net. Reynalds lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information contact: Jeremy Reynalds at jeremyreynalds@comcast.net.

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