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‘I am a little over 10 years into this and I would absolutely not change places with anybody. I love my life, I love every day. There are going to be some tough days ahead, but if you let the human spirit shine, it is amazing how bright in can shine’
Jason Schechterle
Motivational speaker

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Payson High School students got a lesson in attitude. Not the kind they give their parents when asked to clean their room, but having the right one when faced with life’s greatest challenges. Jason Schechterle has faced quite a few adversities since he was nearly killed in a fiery wreck in Phoenix 10 years ago. But he survived and has even thrived despite the odds. Standing at a podium in the PHS auditorium, missing an ear, a few fingers and any resemblance of a “normal” face, Schechterle said it would be easy to say he is a victim, a guy with bad luck who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. But instead, he says he is pretty lucky, with a few key things stacked in his favor that night a taxi, carrying a man just released from jail, crashed into him.

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