Jared Estes not only defied medical odds to survive the fiery car crash that took the life of his young, beautiful wife, but his grueling recovery took him on a path that would either "make or break" him. Despite enduring an incredible loss and the pain of more than 50 surgeries to address his injuries, Jared chose to not only choose life, but to FIRE BACK.
Jared delivers a one-of-a kind motivational presentation that challenges the listeners to view their lives and the impact of their choices through a new filter, while offering helpful takeaways that can be applied to their own unique situations. You will not regret hiring him for your event! Visit (link hidden)
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Jared's unique presentation has inspired thousands of people across the nation.
When Jared delivers his presentation, it is clear that he is not just delivering a speech. He makes a point to re-live the grueling nightmare that involved years of emotional and physical struggle. But, through that mostly painful journey, he was able to find himself by getting outside of himself. Jared tells the source of his strength throughout his recovery and today.
Jared's delivery style is so unique and open with the audience. He interjects his natural, witty humor with short stories at just the right time. The audience will be struck with tears, laughter, and more importantly - a heart change.
You will not regret having Jared deliver his sincere unfiltered re-telling of his experience that will help everybody who hears it FIRE BACK in their own life challenges.
It has been said that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.
Jared Estes’ life is a testament to this theory.
As newlyweds at age 25, Jared, his wife Paige, and two friends were driving home from a hockey game when they were struck by a drunk driver going over 120 mph. This horrific moment changed the course of Jared’s life in ways he could have never imagined. Jared barely escaped death as he suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on half of his body. As he began to endure more than 50 surgeries, doctors delivered devastating diagnoses, including a lifetime of pain and loss of functionality. Even worse, his bride of only six months was killed in the crash.
Jared began to sink into a deep depression - he had trouble recognizing himself in the mirror and battled feelings of resentment towards the person who caused this situation. He was truly at a crossroad in his life... torn between giving up and surviving.
With the love and support of his family and friends, Jared was able to find a new perspective that helped him emerge from the darkness. He realized the value of gratitude and forgiveness, and became determined to recover beyond the doctors’ diagnoses. His character was molded as he maintained an optimistic attitude throughout his physical therapy and numerous complex surgeries. Jared had a realization that he could decide to surpass mere survival… he could FIRE BACK.
Jared’s perseverance paid off - he is clearing his bucket list by checking off marathons and sitting in tankers swapping stories with soldiers. His endurance has allowed him to discover his life mission – to help others by sharing his amazing story of tragedy and triumph. Jared realizes that trials and the need for perseverance is not unique to him, rather is it something that we all must deal with in life. His mantra is that there will be times when life will get us down, and kick us while we are down. When that happens, we must not only get back up, but we must FIRE BACK.
Additional Booking Notes
Will need to show a short video with news clips from the accident prior to the live presentation, so will require a projector and audio capabilities.
Influences & Inspiration
Michael J. Fox, my dad and Pastor Mark Hoover
Projector, hooked up to sound for a short video
Prefer to use the client's computer to play the video and Powerpoint from (Jared will supply the thumb drive)
Mic on a mic stand preferred over handheld lapel or podium
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