I Need Blue

I turned around to see a masked man pointing a gun at me. It was just the beginning of a series of events, including robbery and abduction, which changed my life forever. I Need Blue, hosted by Jen Lee, is a podcast series featuring lived-experiences from survivors of life events. I NEED BLUE creates space for survivors of trauma to feel they BELONG, are LOVED, UNDERSTOOD and EMPOWERED! I called 9-1-1 and they provided me with life-saving directions to help my customer who was having a medical emergency. Law enforcement rescued us and caught the robber. Our first-responders face unique traumas every day. I NEED BLUE provides space for them too!



episode 11: The Courage Found in Recovery: Randy Mortensen's Journey After Losing His Son

"Being courageous is commitment. It's being dedicated to a cause or to a purpose. It's really to fight through the fear, through the unknown." ~ Randy Mortensen

Randy Mortensen is an accelerated business growth guide, published author, global speaker, and founder/host of God Took Me To Las Vegas Podcast.
 One day, his five-year-old son was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy and, due to medical neglect, overdosed on potassium, killing him. This compounded the grief he was already feeling from losing a parent. His destructive decisions continued until he was on a flight home, staring at five miniature bottles of Scotch.
  Randy began speaking about his desire to quit drinking. He told his wife but needed to tell someone else. He told his brother, “I’m going to quit drinking.” His brother replied, "How often have I heard you say that? A thousand times over the years.  I don't believe it. I don't buy it. Do you know how much wreckage you have caused in our family? Do you know how damaging your behavior has been? Until now, Randy wasn't ready to listen. These statements  were the confirmation Randy needed that it was time to change.
 While living in Las Vegas, Randy attended a 28-day inpatient treatment program in St. George, Utah. Las Vegas offered 4-5 AA meetings a day. Attending many meetings daily, Randy says that is what saved his life.

Today, through his relationship with God, Randy's mission is  saving lives and restoring relationships. He has since celebrated 32 years of sobriety and has dedicated his life to helping others in recovery.

To learn more about Randy Mortensen:
Email:  RMortensen@extremeinfluence.org
Call: (321) 427-2201
Book: God Took Me to Las Vegas......to Get Sober

FB group, God Took Me to Las Vegas......to Get Sober:
Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/god-took-me-to-las-vegas/id1499431049

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Purchase  my book: Why I Survived:  How sharing my story helped me heal from dating abuse, armed robbery, abduction, and other forms of trauma by Jennifer Lee

5.0 out of 5 stars What an inspiring book! 

Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2023

I  could not put this book down. Jen's detailed stories show  how easy it  is to fall into an abusive relationship.  More important,  she was  strong enough to get out. She is living proof that when life  gives you  lemons, you can make lemonade. This is a must read for anyone  who is  currently in an abusive relationship or has been able to leave an   abusive relationship.
I look forward to following her podcast - I Need Blue.
Thank you, Jen, for sharing your experiences and giving hope to those in similar situations. 

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