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On Sunday, August 29th Albertina Walker,the “Queen of Gospel” celebrated her 81st birthdayand wad later taken to a local Chicago hospital with weak lungs and was admitted.  Doctors later put her on an oxygen support ventilator to help her breathe and that’s where she remains today under close doctors care.

She has been visited by many family members and close friends coming by to wish her well and show her support, including Evg. Shirley Caesar, Inez Andrews, Deloris Washington, Dorothy Norwood, Harvey Watkins, Pam Morris and Rev. Jessie Jackson who prayed for her on Friday.

As of Monday, September 6th, Walker is under medication and continues to rest comfortably as she is receiving treatments to help her breathe.  Family members have been by her bedside every hour of the day since last week.

In the meantime, she remains on a ventilator, while listening to back to back hits of her own music, playing softly in the background.

The family continues to ask for everyone to lift Mrs. Albertina up in prayer as she is in the fight of her life.