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.