Monday, April 09, 2012

Chuck Colson in Critical Condition after Surgery, Recovering Slowly

The Prison Fellowship founder fell ill at a conference after having an intracerebral hemorrhage.
Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Charles Colson is recovering in critical condition after falling ill at a conference and undergoing surgery last week. The founder of Prison Fellowship had surgery on March 31 to remove a clot of blood on the surface of his brain after he had an intracerebral hemorrhage. On Thursday morning, his doctor said that Colson shows some encouraging signs.

"It's still very an hour-by-hour, day-by-day process as we're hoping his condition will improve," said Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. "It may be a longer process of recovery, but we're grateful that he is somewhat cognizant."

Colson had a pacemaker installed recently and had a recent fall, George said.

Colson was giving the opening address at his conference over the weekend when he buckled at the knees, said Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, who spoke at the conference. Colson sat down to continue his introduction before he was put in a wheelchair and taken to a hospital across from Lansdowne Resort in Virginia. the rest

(I totally missed this because of taking time off from blogging at the end of Holy Week and on Easter.  I have not seen an update in the last few days, but I will post one when I can. -PD)


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