Feb. 6, 2019 / PRZen
/ FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A compelling documentary centered around redemption and overcoming addiction will premiere on February 23, 2019 on CTN TV in Southwest Florida. The Don Reed Story, A Life on the Edge of Eternity is a feature length documentary produced by Western Harvest Media in conjunction with Crossing Paths Ministries.
The one hour television special of "The Don Reed Story" Documentary will be broadcast across the Christian Television Network throughout the Southwest Florida region on Saturday night February 23rd, 2019 in prime time at 9:00 pm Eastern and by live streaming at CTNTelevision.com. A trailer of the film can be found at https://tinyurl.com/TheDonReedStory
Don Reed will also be the feature of a special interview on Contending for the Faith with Host Paul Ladoto, General Manager of CTN TV. The interview will air on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:30pm. More information on the show can be found at contendingforthefaith.tv.
The film is a documentary about Don Reed and his journey through addiction and his remarkable path to recovery. Despite a successful career and loving family he became a hardened gambler and addict and was living a double life for many years. The documentary is an enlightening look at addiction that can be applicable to those currently sharing in similar mental health issues or those living with friends and family suffering from addictive behaviors.
The North American Foundation for Gambling Addiction Help reports that approximately 2.6% of the U.S. population has some type of gambling issue. That adds up to nearly 10 million people in the United States who struggle with a gambling habit. This issue adds up to approximately 6 billion dollars each year, which impacts the U.S. economy and citizens. Don Reed was one of these statistics.
"Gambling does not lead to a physical dependence like opioid drugs or alcohol, but it can destroy relationships, jobs, finances, and dreams," said Don Reed. He continued, "I am grateful for redemption and finding my faith and my way out of this often overlooked addiction."
"The Don Reed Redemption Story is a much needed documentary that speaks to those with addictions and is life changing," said Tim Shields, President of the Christian Media Association
Tommy Thomas who is the son of legendary gambler Titanic Thompson and featured in the film said, "I am thankful to be a part of Don Reed's film that allows people to see the world of gambling through the eyes of an addict. Don overcame his addiction and is now sharing his story with the world."
Scott Mendes, President and Founder of Western Harvest Media and world champion bull rider was also featured in the film and said, "In this documentary viewers can join in an exciting ride as we explore the addictions that were stealing Don's true identity and the story of recovery and redemption that he ultimately found through his faith."
Paul Ladoto, General Manager of CTN TV said, "We are honored to share Don's story with our viewers throughout Southwest Florida. Don has overcome the grip of his addictions through his faith and is now opening up about his life to help others in their own personal journey. We are pleased to play a part in getting this message of hope out to a bigger audience."More about Don Reed:
Don G. Reed, Sr. is a former alcoholic and compulsive gambler. He had established a successful accounting firm and ran a motel, but addiction to alcohol and gambling destroyed them both. He owed 30 financial institutions plus 40 creditors and did not declare bankruptcy and in 1985 finished paying all creditors.
Now, he is an IRS Enrolled Agent and has established Reed & Reed Associates, Inc., a tax accounting services with 20 employees, 2 CPA's and over 2800 tax clients and 100 corporate clients. He founded Crossing Paths TV, which is now on many local cable companies. He is the author of "Now I Bet On You Lord," Crossing Paths edition and hosts tours to Israel. He has also appeared on many major Christian TV programs including: 700 Club, PTL Club, and every major Christian television network in the USA.
Don and Ron Kosar, his co-host for Crossing Paths are available to speak anywhere in the country. His co-host Ron has an interesting story as well and was a Pro Football player with New England and Detroit. For more information contact Don at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at Crossing Paths Ministry (724) 981-7777.
The DVD is also available for purchase for $15 and a portion of all proceeds go to support ALS patients and men and women's prison ministries. The DVD can be purchased through Crossing Paths. They are at Box 1181 in Hermitage, PA 16148 or can be reached at 855-981-9777 or online at CrossingPaths.org.More about The Don Reed Story, A Life on The Edge of Eternity:
The documentary of former compulsive gambler and alcoholic, Don Reed was released through Western Harvest Media and Crossing Paths TV Ministry. The Don Reed Story, A Life on the Edge of Eternity was directed by Wayne N Bateman and produced by Wayne N Bateman, Stott A Mendes and Matt Puskarich. For more information visit westernharvestmedia.com
.More about CTN TV:
CTN TV is part of the International Christian Television Network and is the only faith and family full power station in the area reaching approximately 2 million viewers across six counties and featuring a state of the art production studio and high definition equipment. For more information visit CTNTelevision.com
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