Randy Travis suffered a stroke in 2013 that paralyzed the right side of his body leaving him unable to walk, talk or read.

“We’ve seen so many changes since that six-month period of time and we continue to see changes,” Mary Travis (wife of Randy Travis) told the committee. “It’s those giant baby steps that seem so small to us when we’re healthy. I speak to family members and those in the medical field who are challenged with stroke patients to not ever give up, don’t steal that hope and believe there’s always another sunrise and that giant baby steps make a big difference.”

“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,” Mary said. “If it’s back up on that stage singing, hallelujah.”

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