Conquer Paralysis Now logoImagine that your father was partially paralyzed in an off-road accident in 1974. Now, imagine that you were totally paralyzed from the neck down during an Indy Car test session in 2000. The irony is matched only by the horror of the reality. And, yet, that’s exactly what happened to Sam Schmidt. While his devastating injury would have made many others pack up their bags and go home, Sam saw his disability as a challenge. In fact, he hopes to one day drive the very same 1999 Indy Car that nearly took his life. But, there’s much more to Sam Schmidt than racing around an oval again.