A near-death experience changed one man's life — and inspired him to help thousands of other people with disabilities find joy through golf.
Edmund "EQ" Sylvester was a successful businessman for many years, traveling the world, working for General Electric, and eventually setting off on his own. "I started my own business and took it from $3 to $31 million in 15 years," he says.
But in May of 2011, just as he had retired and was about to spend his last years relaxing with his favorite hobbies, golf and photography, life threw him a curve ball.
"I nearly died from a result of an infection of the kidney … which turned into sepsis, a major body infection," he says. "Twelve surgeries and after 10 months in hospitals and rehabilitation, I was left as a triple amputee."