Jasper Lettner says recovery from a severe auto crash has made him better, stronger
October 1, 2019
In his early teens, Jasper Lettner sustained severe injuries in a car wreck that threatened his very survival. Despite the bleak odds, he came out of a medically-induced coma 14 days later ready to fight and work his way back to a new life full of possibilities.
At Siskin Hospital, his therapists worked to get him back on his feet, often incorporating athletic activities to help motivate and interest him. When Will Reeve, our 2018 Possibilities keynote speaker, toured Siskin Hospital, he spent some time with Jasper, who was then in the NeuroRecovery Program. The two tossed a ball and talked sports as part of his therapy session.
Today he’s a contributor for the Class 5A Eagles, the football program at his Rhea County high school, and was recently featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. In the article, Jasper is quoted as saying, “I have been through a lot in the last two years, and it wasn’t easy . . . I think the road I have been through has made me a better and stronger person . . . .”