So, who was the real Ron Woodroof, head of the Dallas Buyer’s Club and inspiration for Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar-winning performance?
"The back of the car is sagging. As Ron steps on the gas, the Lincoln loudly scrapes a bump in the street.
Ron picks up speed. The Lincoln and the 500,000 pills blend into the mad streets of Laredo. From his rearview mirror he can see that no one is chasing him.
And, as he hits I-35 for the seven-hour trip back to Dallas, Ron Woodroof thinks about the fact that he has lived up to his reputation as the nerviest cowboy in the AIDS underground.”
Read the rest of our Aug. 9, 1992, story about Woodroof here.