Jason is available to travel worldwide as a motivational and keynote speaker, sharing his incredible story which has been described as “engaging”, “engrossing”, and “very entertaining”.
Booked at over 75 engagements each year, Jason has found his calling in inspiring others to overcome adversity, big and small with a message that applies to everyone.
ONE MAN’S LIFE-CHANGING STORY OF SURVIVAL.
On the night of March 26, 2001, a taxi cab, traveling at over 100mph crashed into the rear of Jason’s patrol car.
Upon impact, Jason’s car burst into flames, trapping him inside.
Through a series of miraculous and fateful circumstances, Jason survived the crash and ensuing physical and emotional catastrophe. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks we often take for granted.
Jason’s journey chronicles his fight for life, his triumph over tragedy and the inspiration that enables him to continue to overcome unimaginable adversity. His personal narrative exemplifies that the power of the human spirit can never be underestimated or extinguished.
His story is one of life, rebirth, and transformation. Jason represents the human experience at its very best – an ascent from despair to describing himself as the luckiest person alive!
ABOUT THE BOOK
THE JASON SCHECHTERLE STORY
Published in 2014, “Burning Shield” tells Jason’s shocking story. It was the first independently published book chosen as the Arizona Republic’s “Pick of the Month”.
When a taxi smashed into police officer Jason Schechterle’s patrol car, the fireball that consumed the vehicle should have killed him. But by a series of small miracles, Schechterle survived: Dying would have been easier.
As he would learn only after his own horrific ordeal, law enforcement officers across the country were perishing in similar fires, trapped inside burning Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors. Schechterle, who began a long, gruesome, and gut-wrenching battle back to health, would also take on Ford Motor Company to stop the heinous and ultimately preventable deaths. Interweaving narratives of human triumph and high-stakes legal showdown, this “inspiring true story” (Kirkus Reviews) reveals a rare human being with an undeniable will to live.
“Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story” exemplifies the mystery and beauty of the human spirit, and the healing power of love.
WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING
“The one true blessing we have, the one thing we have control of in our lives, is our attitude.
It’s the only thing you have control of, every single day, every situation. You get to decide what your attitude is going to be.”
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“I have spoken to over half a million people and visited more than forty countries around the world. I’ve heard hundreds of speakers deliver their message. I can say without a doubt that Jason Schechterle is the single most inspirational person I’ve ever known.
I highly recommend that you book him, listen to him, and incorporate his insights into your life. You’ll be grateful you did.”
Kevin Mincher | Founder of Unstoppable, Inc.
Helen Irving / President & CEO, LiveOnNY
Philanthropist & Founder, Celebrity Fight Night