One Speaker Comes to Enlighten Students During Red Ribbon Week - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

One Speaker Comes to Enlighten Students During Red Ribbon Week

Posted: Updated:

It's a story he's told to hundreds of people, but it never gets any easier.

Jason Deshazer wrapped up Red Ribbon Week in Columbia Falls today, by sharing his story with high school students.

 Jason Deshazer's words have filled the auditoriums of 9 Flathead schools this week, Red Ribbon Week. Today his cautionary tale of the fatal consequences of driving under the influence, struck a chord with at least one student.

This student, Brooke Wilson explains, "I have a lot of relations to this in my family life so the stories he told were hitting home for me." Wilson, a senior at Columbia Falls High School, is familiar with the dangers of drunk driving. Watching a family member with substance abuse problems has led her to form her own convictions, But hearing the lessons echoed helped. Wilson went on to say, "I've definitely learned from that family member what to do and what not to do, but having somebody else say trying to teach everybody else the same things is good."

Teaching is what Deshazer has devoted his life to, sharing his experience all across the state of his own volition. Rather than a parole mandate, he has come back to Flathead where his impaired driving took the life of Dawn Bowker, a teacher at Somers Middle School on her way to work one morning.

Jason DeShazer tells us, "It's humbling to be in the Valley, the same place I devastated this community in 2006, and for them to open their arms and bring me in to share my story and experience with other high schools and junior highs, it's really humbling."

Pushing past the pain, he shares one basic message, "For every choice we make, it affects everyone around us whether it's indirectly or directly." Already, his words are taking root, "to teach other people and keep trying to push myself, I push other people not to do those things."

  • Maetche Enters Guilty Plea

    Maetche Enters Guilty Plea

    Kenneth Maetche Wednesday morning changed his plea to guilty on charges of felony sexual assault and assault on a minor. Maetche was charged in August after the victim's mother walked in on Maetche on
    Kenneth Maetche Wednesday morning changed his plea to guilty on charges of felony sexual assault and assault on a minor. Maetche was charged in August after the victim's mother walked in on Maetche on
  • Bishop Pleads No Contest

    Bishop Pleads No Contest

    After his reported role in a November shooting in Great Falls, the suspect who was believed to have shot a sixteen year old girl over what was initially believed to be a drug deal gone wrong has changed
    After his reported role in a November shooting in Great Falls, the suspect who was believed to have shot a sixteen year old girl over what was initially believed to be a drug deal gone wrong has changed
  • Details Emerge From Police Chase

    Details Emerge From Police Chase

    Details surfacing from a police chase that took place Saturday afternoon. Police responding Saturday afternoon to what was reported as a disturbance between a girl and her ex-boyfriend at a residence on
    Details surfacing from a police chase that took place Saturday afternoon. Police responding Saturday afternoon to what was reported as a disturbance between a girl and her ex-boyfriend at a residence on
  • Community Spotlight: The Great Falls Shrine Circus

    Community Spotlight: The Great Falls Shrine Circus

    In this Community Spotlight, Taylor Thompson is Joined by bob Kampfer to talk about the Great Falls Shrine Circus. Information: SHRINE CIRCUS APRIL 18TH, 2014 @ 4PM & 7:30 PM APRIL 19TH, 2014 @ 11AM, 3PM
    In this Community Spotlight, Taylor Thompson is Joined by Bob Kampfer to talk about the Great Falls Shrine Circus.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.