VIDEO | Boyle Column: Paul Endry Retains Optimism Despite Accident, Paralysis
Sometimes a major burnout — especially one fueled by a 900-horsepower Corvette race car — is just good for the soul.
Judging by the smile on Paul Endry's face Tuesday afternoon after he launched into a couple of high-octane doughnuts in the former Sears parking lot at Asheville Mall, it was a home run in the soul-stimulation department.
by John Boyle, Asheville Citizen Times
On April 2, 2017, Endry, an optometrist in Asheville for over three decades, had his own encounter with a life-altering accident, one that also left him mostly paralyzed from the shoulders down. Tuesday was the first time since his accident that Endry has driven a car — the SAM car is operated solely by head movements, with puffs or sips of air controlling acceleration and braking, and head turns tracked by special glasses steering the vehicle.