Through the Fire: The True Story of a 21st Century Job
Pete Dechat truly is a 21st Century Job. When a Nascar plane crashed into the neighbor's house, the fuel tank broke loose and crashed into Pete's home Pete suffered burns on 96% of his body trying to save his 4-year-old daughter, who died. Doctors were certain Pete would die. Through five months in a coma, and afterward, Pete battled intensely to survive impossible odds. He is an inspiration. More
Pete Dechat is a 21st Century Job. On July 10, 2007, a Nascar plane crashed into his neighbor’s home, killing a young mother and her son, and both pilot and passenger in the plane. The fuel tank broke loose from the plane, crashed into Pete’s home and exploded. His four-year-old daughter Gabi died. Pete got seriously burned trying to find and rescue her.
Pete was burned on 96% of his body. They said he would not live. They said he would not see. They said he would not walk. They were wrong.
Pete was comatose for five months, during which time his then-wife left him for another life partner.
The coma was induced to keep him from dying from the pain. The lead doctor said there was 132% chance that Pete would die. Those odds were figured by adding the 96% to his age, which was 36 at the time of the fire. The doctor said no one survives burns that extensive. They didn’t know Pete. He since married Judy and fathered a daughter, Beka, who is a delight. His story has inspired thousands of people in various countries.
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