Sarah Panzau was a record-setting, stand-out athlete, on a full-ride volleyball scholarship.
Then after a long night of partying, got behind the wheel and her life was changed forever.
"When my crash happened I knew I was living proof of what happens to people that make poor choices."
After having a 0% chance of survival, Panzau lives today to travel the country and speak to students about the effects of drinking and driving.
"I had to pay a bigger price for a bigger reason, and when you see what I do for high school students and how they pay attention, and how they work with me, it's amazing."
She says the main point she stresses to young adults is that if they make the poor choice of dinnking underage, to not make a second poor choice of driving under the influence.
"I can't play god. I can't save the world as one person. I can't stop underage drinking, but I can show them the effects if they take it one step further."
While Panzau is striving to deliver the message of making good decisions to students, the students continue to help her healing process every day.
"I have my days where I hurt so bad that I don't want to get out of bed, but when I do this, I feel no pain."
Panzau says after seeing the impact shes had on young adults, she would go through everything all over again if it means she's helped saved lives.