A Dream Can End in an Instant

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Fletcher Cleaves’ life changed in an instant when an oncoming car drifted into his lane after the driver glanced at their phone. Fletcher has teamed up with AT&T and its It Can Wait campaign to share the life-saving message that no post, glance, email, search or text is worth a life.

He was a young man with a college football scholarship and a bright future ahead of him. But his life changed in an instant one day in 2009.

His name is Fletcher Cleaves. And AT&T is working with ESPN to help him share his story on the dangers of smartphone use while driving.

What seemed like an ordinary drive changed Fletcher’s life forever. He remembers an oncoming car drifting into his lane, and the glow of a cell phone on the driver’s face.

That accident left Fletcher paralyzed from the chest down, ruining his hopes of ever playing football again. But it didn’t break his spirit.

Fletcher has teamed up with AT&T and its It Can Wait campaign to share the life-saving message that no post, glance, email, search or text is worth a life.

Check out his story and see the inspiration unfold!