Hey all, John here,
The story below was sent to me by Chris Bello, the marketing and branding director for William Murray Golf, and I thought it was more than worth sharing with theChive Community. It’s the story of one man’s survival against all odds and his journey to find success after a horrible accident. I have had the pleasure of meeting Jason Schechterle twice – he’s a Chiver, a father, a police officer, and an inspiration to us all.
“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.” Easier said than done for most, but Jason Schechterle actually walks the walk that he talks.
If you’re not familiar with the name, prepare for a shift in perspective over the next few minutes. I met Jason years back (through mutual friend PGA Tour player Pat Perez) and love sharing his story. Schech is one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. He’s also a long-time Chiver who takes a lot of joy from this site; the humor, humanity and charitable efforts all hitting home.
“theCHIVE and that sense of community, it got me through a lot of dark days and rough times,” Jason has oft explained.
It’s a story that deserves a deeper dive than we can provide here. I also highly recommend this YouTube video.