Ten days after suffering a stroke, televangelist Pat Robertson returned to TV and thanked God for turning what could have been a “crippling illness” into a “miraculous healing.”
On Monday, Robertson, the 87-year-old founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, appeared on “The 700 Club” for the first time since suffering an embolic stroke on Feb. 2.
“I’m back,” he said. “I’m back on television!”
Robertson revealed that his daughter-in-law noticed he was having trouble speaking and keeping his balance and alerted medical professionals.
“You know, I had a stroke and I wasn’t even aware of it,” he said.
After being transferred to the hospital, the televangelist immediately received a clot-busting medication, called tissue plasminogen activator. According to CBN, within minutes of receiving tPA, Robertson was awake and responsive and able to move all of his limbs.
“It was a miracle,” he said. “It was amazing … For every minute that you have a stroke without being treated, you lose two million cells in your brain. So mine was just starting … it’s terrible.”
Robertson returned home on Sunday, Feb. 4, and just over a week later, made his return to the television show he founded in 1966.
“I am grateful for the expressions of love and concern that have come toward me from all around the world, and I am thankful that I have received what amounted to a miraculous healing instead of what could have been a crippling illness,” Robertson said. “I am delighted to be back on the air to fulfill my life calling.”
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Source: Christian Post