Green Bananas, The Wisdom of Father Bill Atkinson

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 The Wisdom of Local Priest, Bill Atkinson, as told to Steve McWilliams

In the 2000-year history of the Catholic Church, Bill Atkinson was the first quadriplegic to be ordained as a priest. Needless to say, he was a very special human being. Bill Atkinson was the front rider on a toboggan racing down a snow-covered hill in New York state. Four young men were enjoying an exhilarating ride in the crisp air when, suddenly, they careened into a tree the devastating collision broke Bill s neck. Coming out of a coma, Bill found himself in a hospital bed, unable to feel his body.
Trapped, helpless and totally dependent on friends and family, he was to begin a 40-year saga that would include his becoming the first quadriplegic ordained as a priest in the 2000-year history of the Catholic Church. He would go on to teach for many years at Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, PA in the suburbs of Philadelphia and provide counsel and inspiration to thousands of students...and he does so again in this wonderful book.