David Meador was a multi-sport high school athlete who lost his vision in a car accident at the age of 18. Despite his disability, he earned two college degrees and excelled as a sales executive for Northwestern Mutual. He won the 1977 National Blind Golf Championship and has finished second seven times. The Nashville resident beat cancer twice. He is the author of Broken Eyes, Unbroken Spirit: The Story of a National Blind Golf Champion and a noted motivational speaker.