Montgomery County Author Shows an Eagle’s Triumph Not Wholly Related to Football


Will the One-Winged Eagle, a 2017 children’s book from Montgomery County author Jimmy Curran, continues furthering a compelling message: Anything is possible, even for those who face significant physical challenges. Todd Haas reported on the important reminder and its issuer for 6abc.

Curran was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. By age two, he was navigating his Conshohocken home in a wheelchair.

He attended Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and Temple University before joining Independence Blue Cross as a market research analyst.

In the fall of 2018, a book idea sprung to mind; its plot revolved around a one-winged eagle who nonetheless thrives.

He self-published the story and continues to market it, especially to its young-reader audience. A recent appearance had him at Colonial Elementary School in Plymouth Meeting.

Earlier this year, Curran released a special edition of the book. He revised the title to Will the One-Winged Philadelphia Eagle, in honor of the Super Bowl fever that overtook the area. Proceeds from its sale benefited the Eagles Autism Foundation.

More on Jimmy Curran and his one-winged eagle protagonist is at 6abc.

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