After breaking his neck in a fall, a former Episcopal Bishop of Albany faces a spiritual fight

Posted by Kendall Harmon

For more than 50 years, Bishop David Ball has visited the sick and dying in local hospitals, offering them healing prayers, a gentle touch and often a funny story to cheer them up.

Now, after a fall in July that broke the 86-year-old Episcopal prelate's neck but not his spirit, he finds himself in the unaccustomed position of being on the receiving end of so much proffered grace.

"I'm grateful and amazed by the kindness and skill of the care I'm receiving here," Ball said Friday afternoon at Albany Medical Center Hospital during a pause in a physical therapy session

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