By Daniel Burke
Evangelist Billy Graham is in “fair and improving” condition
at a North Carolina hospital after he was admitted Saturday (Aug. 18)
for intestinal bleeding, a spokesperson said Monday.
Graham, 88, is alert, walking around and visiting with family, said
Graham spokesperson Melany Ethridge.
The evangelist remains near his home, at Mission Health & Hospitals
in Asheville, N.C., for “evaluation and rest,” Ethridge said.

Graham’s physicians have said the illness does not appear to be
Medical tests showed no areas of bleeding in the gastrointestinal
tract, according to the hospital. The bleeding may have come from small
pouches that form in the lower intestines, Graham’s doctors said.
The evangelist, whose wife of 64 years, Ruth Graham, died in June,
suffers from Parkinson’s disease and has been largely home-bound in
recent years.
Copyright 2007 Religion News Service

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