March 5, 2014

The story of my next journey

Father and Son celebrating completion of their respective 100Day Challenges three years apart (on left: 2/11/14 on right: 4/10/11)

Father and Son celebrating completion of their respective 100Day Challenges three years apart (on left: 2/11/14 on right: 4/10/11)

For those who know me, follow me, and have learned more about the story of my experiences with Brandon’s addiction, you are aware of my path thus far. Over the past five years I have ridden the emotional roller coaster of addiction and have also celebrated the incredible transformations that started with my one hundred day cycling commitment.

I certainly could not have predicted or anticipated any of what I have experienced in the past five years. From that shocking phone call informing me that Brandon was in jail, homeless, and seriously addicted to heroin to sitting here sharing news of the next stage in my journey — I am proud to say I have come a long way!!

In an ironic and twisted way, my son’s addiction, as painful as it has been for me, is also the gift that completely changed my life. ~ Dave Cooke, “Behind the Dumpster

After three years of discovery, celebration and reflection, I have decided that it is time to put 100Pedals in service where it is needed most — supporting parents like me who are dealing with addiction in the lives of a child.

Having been on this path of confusion, heartache, and despair, I know what it is like to be the parent of an addict. Not knowing who to turn to, what to do, while feeling ashamed, responsible, alone, and confused was the most helpless and hopeless of states. Thankfully I found my recovery.  I am helping other parents find theirs.

I have made the commitment to bring the lessons, experiences, and the process of 100Pedals to parents like me. I have built programs in the form of books, e-books, workbooks, videos, and coaching platforms specifically around the lessons of my experiences and the questions parents ask of me on a daily basis. The curriculum I am offering provides parents a path to engage and be enriched by the 100Pedals experience.

As with any start-up there is risk and cost. I am requesting your consideration and your support. Please support 100Pedals to bring these programs to the community of 23 million families dealing with addiction related issues in their homes. 23 MILLION!!! That is a lot of families, parents, hurt, pain, confusion, isolation and loss!!

You know my story, you have heard, read, or directly witnessed my experiences. I am committed to giving back and help someone else. Frankly, I am not in a place to do it alone or completely from scratch! Your $25, $50 or $100 contribution helps me help a mom or dad like you. What if you needed me, like I needed me, and I wasn’t able to be there to help you? This is for the moms and dads who are struggling today — they need the love and insights of my experience and lessons.

Support 100Pedals by clicking here.  THANK YOU! 

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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.