December 6, 2011
Evangelist Billy Graham returned to his North Carolina home Tuesday after a six-day stay in a nearby hospital where he was treated for pneumonia, the Religion News Service reports. Graham, 93, responded well to antibiotics and grew stronger after physical therapy, said his pulmonologist, Dr. Mark Hellrich. "I am especially looking forward to seeing my home decorated for Christmas and spending the holidays with members of my family," Graham said, also expressing thanks for "the many thoughts and prayers ... by individuals across the country and around the world." He will continue to receive physical therapy to allow him to return to his usual level of activity within a few weeks.