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Graham released from clinic; will spend holiday in Montreat

ROCHESTER, Minn. (BP)–The Rev. Billy Graham looks forward to being home for the holidays after being discharged from the Mayo Clinic, the clinic said.

After two weeks of treatment to adjust a shunt that drains fluid from Graham’s brain, his medical team was “very pleased with his progress,” the clinic said in a statement Thursday.

“He is looking forward to being home for the holidays, and thanks his many well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers,” the statement said.

The shunt relieves fluid pressure on his brain, a condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Graham, 82, who lives in Montreat, N.C., spent three months at Mayo this summer being treated for Parkinson’s disease and fluid on the brain.

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