CARBONDALE — When David O. England was 12, he had an accident that left him temporarily paralyzed from the arms down.
He was left wondering what he was going to do. He had his “childhood stolen,” England said.
“I got up back running and walking, but it planted a seed,” England said. “If I ever get back into that chair, I’m going to be prepared that I can make a living for my family. I was going to perfect a craft so I can provide for and excel at for my family.”
He worked at that craft and founded the Eye on the Market Training Academy. He also was an associate professor of finance at John A. Logan College for more than 25 years.