Randy Travis has been struggling to get back to the man he once was following severe cardiomyopathy. While in hospital, Randy was in a coma fighting for his life.
Doctors felt his condition was worsening, so they urged Randy’s wife to stop life support and let him pass, but her reaction surprised them.
During an interview Mary Davis Travis explained that Randy’s condition was constantly changing, one moment he seemed like there were signs of life then the next he was crashing again.
They told her:
“Life was minute to minute. They said ‘pull the plug, there’s no hope.”
However she refused to listen to them and made her own decision, Mary decided to give Randy the time he needed to recuperate.
She said to USA Today that any small chance that he would come out of it and recover from the coma was a chance worth taking.
“At this point, the one to two-percent chance is [a] 100-percent chance over zero. I prayed hard, ‘God, please let me have him back, anyway, shape or form.’”
Eventually he began to regain strength and woke up from his coma but this was the beginning of all the challenges ahead.
Things that were once easy for him to do had now become a challenge. His family supported him over his four year journey of rehabilitation.
Randy loves music despite finding it difficult to speak and is now relearning music and working to play the guitar!
The test of time will decide how Randy will fare and the level of music he can achieve again, Mary said to the newsgroup that he is thankful for every little victory they have…
“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.”
Best wishes to Randy and his wife for all the years to come.
Click on the video below to learn more about Randy’s story.