Smooth sailling


So I talked to rehab provider Bruce Bayes over at Custom Mobility in Largo, Fla., earlier this week. He told me that Sailability Greater Tampa Bay, which provides affordable and accessible sailing activities and education to children and adults of all ages and abilities, had a special guest in May: Sam Schmidt, the former Indy Racing League driver who became a quadriplegic after an accident during a practice run in 2000. Schmidt has since formed the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation and Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Check out these photos of Schmidt as he sails with Gary Soodak, the lead service technician for Custom Mobility, in a customized seat fabricated by the provider.

Liz Beaulieu