2011-10-27 / Local & State

Man, Once Comatose, Calls Recovery A Miracle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The man whose recovery from a catastrophic brain injury led the Vatican to canonize an Italian priest says his case can be described as nothing short of miraculous.

William Glisson says he can’t make sense of his amazing recovery any other way.

Glisson was unresponsive after suffering a brain injury while inline skating in March 2002. The Edgmont man was comatose in intensive care when a family friend slipped his mother two bone fragments belonging to the Rev. Luigi Guanella.

One shard was placed in Glisson’s hospital bracelet, the other in his mother’s pocket. After two weeks of praying, Glisson woke up.

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