May 16, 2012 at 01:13 PM
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Paralyzed Driver Scores Medical Device Sponsorship In Quest For Indy 500

Medical device company, Coloplast, has sponsored Michael Johnson, formula racing's first paralyzed driver. As part of the sponsorship, the Minneapolis-based firm will provide modifications to Johnson's car including installing Coloplast's SpeediCath coated catheter to help Johnson compete.

"Coloplast's mission is to improve patient quality of life. Michael Johnson embodies that mission. He is redefining the sport and erasing boundaries, proving that with the right mix of innovation and passion, any obstacle can be overcome," said Tom Remmel, SpeediCath Product Manager. "We are proud to be part of this racing team and will be cheering for Michael every step of the way, especially when he crosses the finish line at Indy500 for the first time."

Here's Johnson's inspirational story, as reported by the Tampa Bay Times...