Randy Travis, wife raise stroke awareness at Senate 

Randy Travis and wife Mary visited Tennessee’s Senate and Welfare Committee ahead of a tribute concert at Bridgestone Arena. 

– The meeting focused on stroke education, awareness, treatment, and prevention in Tennessee.

– Travis suffered a stroke in 2013, paralysing his right side; he initially couldn't walk, talk, or read.

– After years of therapy, Travis can now walk, shower, and dress himself; he's relearning to speak conversationally and read.

– Mary Travis shared their survival and recovery story, offering encouragement to stroke victims who may feel plateaued in recovery.

– Doctors initially predicted a recovery plateau at six months, but Travis learned to walk a year later and recently read "Nashville" on a road sign.

– Mary emphasised the importance of not giving up, sharing that giant baby steps, though seeming small, make a significant difference in stroke recovery.

– Travis, a living testament to ongoing progress, serves as inspiration for stroke patients and their families, emphasising the power of hope.

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