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Fletcher Cleaves Finds Courage Through Tragedy

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Fletcher Cleaves was a promising football player.  

On September 9, 2009 everything changed. After a hard day of practice and dinner with a friend, Cleaves was driving home and got in an accident with an oncoming driver who had been distracted by a cell phone. They drifted head on into Cleaves' lane causing him to run off the road and flip his car. One quick glance changed the outcome of a player named as a starter for Lambuth University's football team earlier that day. Cleaves was paralyzed from the chest down.

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Cleaves lost his scholarship, and missed his first year of college, but has made monumental strides in his recovery. Six years after the accident, he's a graduate of the University of Memphis, living on his own, and getting stronger every day.

AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign seeks to educate about the dangers of using your mobile device while driving and promote driving safety awareness. Cleaves’ story is far from isolated. According to the National Safety Council, texting drivers are involved in over 200,000 vehicle crashes each year, often causing injuries and death. And according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Research, texting while driving doubles the risk of a crash or near-crash

Let Fletcher Cleaves’ story serve as a reminder to keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone. No post, test, search, glance or email is worth a life.

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