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Although Glen Campbell‘s memory isn’t strong any more, there is one thing his wife, Kim, says he still remembers…God.
Last month, Kim revealed that Glen is now in the final stage of Alzheimer’s, and that he’s lost most of his ability to communicate. She also shared with The Toronto Star that his muscle memory has failed him, and that he can no longer play his beloved guitar.
“I don’t even know if he knows what it’s for,” she said while visiting a senior living and care community in Nebraska. “But our children come and play for him. It’s hard to tell if he’s responding to it much. Sometimes he’ll listen, and sometimes he’s distracted. He’s in his own world right now.“
But although Glen can no longer speak or play his guitar, Kim says that through it all, he has always maintained his awareness of God.
“Faith has always been the central part of our relationship,” she said. “I’m so pleased that as Glen has entered the later stages of this illness, it’s evident that he has retained his awareness of God.“
For Kim, knowing that Glen still maintains an awareness of God helps to put her at ease. “That really comforts me to know that he has that sense of God’s presence in his life, that he’s not alone,” she said.
Glen has always held his faith close to him, and often performed classic, faith-based songs throughout his career. Tune in below to watch him perform a stunning rendition of “Amazing Grace,” when he also reveals his talent as a bagpipe player.
We’re continuing to send our prayers to Glen and his family.
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