As the teacher spoke about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and energy drinks, his teenage students sat forward with scriptures open, eyes focused on the front of the room. A warm, wholesome feeling filled the room while gospel-themed pictures and quotations looked down from the walls.
Dressed in a white shirt, tie and V-neck sweater, Jeremy Chatelain encouraged class participation as he rolled around the room in his customized power wheelchair. “I would rather hear you than me,” the LDS seminary instructor said, smiling.
Chatelain is grateful to be in the classroom considering an accident almost took his life 13 years ago. The road to recovery was like climbing Mt. Everest, but he did it with the help of his faithful wife, loved ones and modern technology.