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Billy Graham Remains in ‘fair condition’ in a North Carolina hospital

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The world’s most well-known evangelist, Billy Graham, continues his treatment for pneumonia at Mission Hospital in Asheville near his home in Montreat. He remains listed in “fair condition.”

Mr. Graham’s physicians said that though the 92 year-old evangelist’s strength has been somewhat weakened by his condition, his response to the antibiotic treatment has been excellent.

The overnight nurse who cared for Mr. Graham said that he had a good night, and that he is “sharp as a tack.” He shared with her warm memories and previously untold stories of her late grandfather who had once worked for him.

Mr. Graham was hospitalized early on Wednesday May 11, 2011. No release date has been set.

Dan Wooding meets with Billy and Ruth Graham at their home in Montreat, North Carolina. Wooding began his career in journalism back in 1968 working for The Christian, Mr. Graham’s British newspaper

Note: William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr. was born November 7, 1918 and it is said that Graham has preached the Gospel in person to more people than any other person in history. According to his staff, as of 1993, more than 2.5 million people have “stepped forward at his crusades to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior”, many to the altar call song “Just As I Am”. As of 2008, Graham’s lifetime audience, including radio and television broadcasts, topped 2.2 billion.

On April 25, 2010, he met with Barack Obama, which means that Graham has spent personal time with twelve United States Presidents, dating back to Harry S. Truman, and is number seven on Gallup’s list of admired people for the 20th century. He is a Southern Baptist and rose to celebrity status as his sermons were broadcast on radio and television. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dan Wooding, 72, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 46 years. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). He was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC., and now hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on KWVE in Southern California and which is also carried on the Calvary Radio Network throughout the United States. The program is also aired in Great Britain on Calvary Chapel Radio UK. Wooding also a regular contributor to The Weekend Stand on the Crawford Broadcasting Network, and a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 192 countries. He is the author of some 43 books. Two of the latest include his autobiography, “From Tabloid to Truth”, which is published by Theatron Books. To order a copy, press this link. Wooding, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, also recently released “God’s Ambassadors in Japan” which is available at

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