Survivor Stories


Survivor Stories: How One Bad Decision Can Change Your Life Forever

By Steve Sconzert

As a teenager, I had three priorities in life: partying, girls, and my car. Which came first depended on where I was that day. The best days included all three. You might think I was a troublemaker. One of those kids that had poor grades, and was always in trouble with the law. Not so. A National Honor Society member, I did not cut classes, and never saw the inside of a police station. Respectful to teachers and friendly to all, I dreamed of becoming a pilot.

That changed on March 21st, 1981.

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Survivor Stories: Life After Being Hit by an Impaired Driver

By Jacob Smith

Most teens who drive distracted have this perception that they are experts. That driving while texting, using social media, or while impaired – a form of cognitive distraction – is not dangerous and that they will never experience a crash resulting in death or even serious injuries.

On April 12, 2014, as I was coming back from a state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), leadership conference our school vehicle was hit head on by an impaired driver.

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