Kresta in the Afternoon – July 10, 2018 – Hour 1

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+  Leaving Cloud 9: A Story of Recovery from Drugs, Alcohol and Abuse (2 segments)

  • Description: Abandoned by his father at age two, Rick Sylvester lived with an abusive mother whose struggles as a member of the working poor led her to drugs, alcohol, theft, and prostitution--and eventually attempted suicide. The chaos of his childhood led Rick to his own battles with depression, anxiety, PTSD, drugs, failed marriage and unemployment. How did he end up as happy husband and father? It was the Lord. His wife Ericka Andersen joins us with his story.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Ericka Andersen
      Ericka Andersen is a freelance writer who also serves as the Digital Marketing Director at the Independent Women’s Forum. She's the author of Leaving Cloud 9: The True Story of a Life Resurrected from the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma, and Mental Illness. She previously was the Digital Manager at the Heritage Foundation and worked in communications for Vice President Mike Pence at the GOP Conference. Visit her at sweetlifeericka.com.
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    • Leaving Cloud 9: The True Story of a Life Resurrected from the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma, and Mental Illness

      A powerful, heartbreaking, and redemptive account of a boy who endured a childhood of poverty and abuse in an American Southwest trailer park named Cloud 9. Abandoned by his father at age two, Rick Sylvester lived with an abusive mother whose struggles as a member of the working poor led her to drugs, alcohol, theft, and prostitution--and eventually attempted suicide. Rick battled depression, anxiety, and PTSD as the chaos, neglect, and unpredictability of his childhood seemed to doom him to follow in his mother's footsteps. Well into adulthood, Rick stumbled through unemployment and divorce, using drugs and alcohol to numb the pain until he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Miraculously, though, he overcame the odds and today is a happy husband and father. How did this happen? Rick's answer is this: "It was the Lord." A message of hope to those who are drowning from an undeserved childhood, Leaving Cloud 9 speaks to millions who grew up poor, feeling ignored and hopeless, and who need the healing power of God. This indelibly American story conveys the steadfast love of Jesus and his power to deliver us from the most devastating of pasts. (learn more)

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