Lighting the Way: How Nantucket Resident Joe Hale is Changing the World

N Magazine, Winter 2013,

Since the day he was born, Joe Hale has been beating the odds. When his mother was nine months pregnant with him, she became afflicted with polio, leaving her paralyzed from the neck down and placed in an iron lung. No baby had ever been born in an iron lung until little Joe junior came into the world healthy with ten fingers and ten toes.Years later in his professional life, Hale miraculously went from earning $7,000 a year as a teacher, to becoming the president of a multimillion dollar energy company, this despite not knowing “a megawatt from a light bulb.” (Click on this link to read the full story on the N website.)