Randy Travis has made a rare public appearance since having a stroke last year. KXII-TV reports Randy and his fiancee’, Mary Davis, showed up to the Four Rivers Outreach fundraising banquet in Denison, Texas, on Thursday.
Randy did not want to speak on camera because he’s still recovering. Davis says Randy is not bedridden anymore and just started walking with a walking stick rather than a cane. She says they feel blessed to be where they are today.
“Every day we go to speech therapy and physical therapy and occupational therapy,” she said. “We’re learning words and phrases; learning to sing. Of course, the music and the songs come easy for him … he’s working on it. He’s got the heart of a warrior, and he doesn’t stop.”
Davis said Travis can talk a little, and has been working hard since suffering a stroke in July 2013.
“He knows that the road ahead of us is long and tedious, but he’s up for the challenge,” she said. “He’s never, never shied away from it… never asked, ‘Why me?'”
Randy suffered congestive heart failure last year and then had a stroke.