After Experiencing a Tragic Accident as Teenagers, These High School Sweethearts Discover a Miracle

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In high school, lots of life-lessons are learned. Relationships come and go, championship games are won, while others are lost, there are proms and plays, band concerts, field trips, and the all-important driver’s ed. During those four years, teens experience many ‘firsts’ and lifetime friendships and memories most certainly are made.

Such was the case for 16-year-old Amber Pechal of Westphalia, Texas. She was enjoying all of the exciting times that came along with high school, including that of her first love…

A Great Student

In the midst of enjoying high school, Amber Pechal was faced with extreme tragedy. Amber was a great student who was immersed in school activities and social events. At 16, she met her first love, and they started dating. Regardless of her relationship, though, she continued to keep her priorities in check, devoting the majority of her time to her grades and schoolwork.

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High School Romance

Four months before the most painful day of her life, Amber started dating a boy named Ty Ryan. It wasn’t too serious of a relationship, but they enjoyed spending time together and hanging out with their mutual friends. Soon, though, a devastating event would bind them together for life…

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The More You Know

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  • The Japanese created a smoke alarm for those who can't hear, which pumps super-spicy wasabi mist into the air to alert them.
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