"Tim's presentation will leave no doubt in the minds of your students of the destructive outcomes from drug/alcohol addiction. Your students will be captivated by Tim's own personal story overcoming the hardships of these social diseases. The assembly program will bring together Tim's incredible story and his amazing strength that will leave your students believing that everyone has worth and can overcome."
Tom Marsilio, Dean of Students at Blackhawk High School
"Powerful. I am still reflecting on how powerful and enlightening his message was to both our students and faculty. Thanks to Tim and his program, I truly believe he made a difference in several of our students lives that day!"
Bill Hischak, Secondary School Counselor, Tamaqua Area SHS
“I highly recommend welcoming Tim Rader to your school to speak to your students. His presentation was both informative and enlightening. Our students learned first- hand the dangers of drug use. I believe what touched our students most was the fact that Tim was a kid who had it all. They learned that even a gifted athlete from a great family who was respected by kids and adults alike could fall prey to addiction. Tim held their attention throughout the presentation and many of them wanted to shake his hand when it was finished. He is to be commended for his continuing recovery and his desire to help the students of today through his honesty.”
MaryLou Henninger - Principal, Mahanoy Area High School
"Live to Tell" is a story YOU need to hear! Tim Rader not only captivated the attention of hundreds of youngsters at North Schuylkill, but kept them listening for over an hour. This was presented to both junior and senior high school students with intense reactions in each. Students and staff both commented that this heartfelt story hit home and was one of the best programs ever presented. Tim is ONE of US…he represents YOU and ME. He is the honor society student, the talented athlete, the popular friend, the faculty favorite, and the fun loving teen...He is one of OUR children who became lost in the world of drugs and alcohol after a tough battle with cancer. This can happen to any of us and that is what makes this not only Tim's story, but our story as well."
Mrs. Bonnie Kaplan Yanuskiewicz - SPARTAN TASK FORCE, North Schuylkill Jr.-Sr. High School
"Tim Rader delivered a very effective, heartfelt message to the students of Minersville Area Junior-Senior High School. I cannot remember a speaker who held the attention of all the students so effectively. It was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. The fact that his message was so effective was demonstrated by the high number of students who expressed their overwhelming support for his message to both myself and to Mr. Rader. I highly recommend his “Live to Tell” presentation to all junior and senior high school students. It is better that he tell his story now than they have one to tell later."
James A. Yacobacci - Assistant Principal, Minersville Area School District
"Live to Tell is an amazing story of hope and courage in the face of addiction. Finally, students can hear about this terrible disease from a person they can relate to who has been there. Tim tells about living through drug abuse and addiction so we won't have to. It's a captivating presentation filled with sadness, humor, reality, hope, and redemption. Your children need to hear this."
Stephen Erni - Executive Director, Pennsylvania DUI Association