April 9, 2014

Brandon’s coming out party

BrandonOn a recent Saturday morning, Brandon and I shared the microphone on a internet based radio show. It was the first time Brandon came out from behind the story of 100Pedals and shared his personal journey in public.

I knew Brandon was quite capable and likely willing to contribute and participate. Even though I was brimming with confidence for the outcome of this interview, I was incredibly inspired and impressed by the way he engaged and shared his story.  This was the first time we had the opportunities to publicly share our respective perspectives at the same time.  It was a very powerful moment for me as we reflected on our experiences and shared interesting parallel perspectives about our addiction related journey.

During the course of the interview, we each had an opportunity to surprise the other with a powerful, moving thought about our lessons and our new relationship. I do not want to spoil the experience, so I encourage you to listen through the entire show and you capture each of these the gems.

Brandon is over 230 days clean.  He has made incredible strides in his recovery. As we all know, it is a daily battle.  With every step I continue to be grateful for each positive movement and outcome in his life.

I hope you will be able to take the time to listen to this interview.  I am confident it will lift your spirits and give you renewed hope with regard to the situation you are in!

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.