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!


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 45m. Bisher sind 65 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 29 minutes


episode 2: S3 Ep 2 From Ironman Competitor to Quadriplegia; A Family's Journey of Survival Through Love & Laughter

Witness the power of resilience and never stop fighting, with Sean and his family's inspiring story on I Need Blue Podcast.

Sean was a triathlete who, five years ago, was in a car accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down. He, his daughter Abigail and son Perry, shared their story of the initial emotional and mental struggle they all faced following the accident...


 2023-01-23  43m

episode 1: S3 Ep 1 Escaping the Cycle: E'ala's Journey to Empowerment After Surviving Domestic Violence

“Break the cycle of abuse - Don't believe you are trapped, you are stronger than you think.”

E'ala decided to break her silence after 3 women she personally knew were murdered by their boyfriends. Ashley Perala, Nadine Cavalier, and Gabby Petito. She is hoping  by sharing this story, it could help someone else who might be in that position right now.

E'ala has escaped three abusive relationships throughout her life...


 2023-01-09  58m

episode 27: S2 Ep 27 Donna Bollinger - Drowning, Divorce, and Gratitude

"Something good is going to come out of this."

Donna Bollinger is an author, inspirational speaker, musician and event specialist. She is a positive powerhouse who recalls the "waves" which changed her life. In this episode, you will hear emotions of doubt, worry,  and sadness, which you may relate too, however through her encouraging words, and infectious positive attitude you will feel inspired...


 2022-12-26  48m

episode 26: S2 Ep 26 - Commander Vic DeSantis - The Dangers of Fentanyl

 "What is Fentanyl and why does this drug matter to me?"
" I don't do drugs and my child knows to say "no."
 Fentanyl has been found in all 50 states; from metropolitan to rural areas, no community is immune from this drug.  It is highly addictive and often mixed with other drugs or pressed into pill form, disguised, leading to the poisoning of the unsuspecting user...


 2022-12-12  47m

episode 25: S2 Ep 25 - Debby Montgomery Johnson - Over $1 Million Dollars Lost, She Discusses the Emotional and Financial Impact of Romance Online Fraud

After her husband's death, Debbie tried  online dating and ended up being scammed out of over a million dollars.

Debby Montgomery Johnson is a survivor advocate and hosts a podcast, Stand Up and Speak Up. She is also a published author.

This is Debby Montgomery Johnson 's story...

Six months after her husband's death, Debby's friends encouraged her to try online dating. She was hesitant at first, but decided to give it a try...


 2022-11-28  1h5m

episode 24: S2 EP 24 Taylor - Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse: A Survivor's Story

Taylor is a wife, mom, and content creator who is also a childhood sexual abuse survivor. She uses her social media platform to share her day-to-day life and to inspire women around the world to overcome, persevere, and live their best lives.
 This is Taylor 's story...
 Taylor was sexually abused by her grandfather from a very young age. She remembers being groomed from around age three, and the abuse continued until she was twelve...


 2022-11-14  52m

episode 23: S2 Ep 23 Jasmin Peach - Former Australian Police Officer Dedicated To Breaking The Stigma

Jasmin Peach is a former Australian police officer dedicated to breaking the stigma of mental health within the first responder industry, within the police force. She earned her qualification as a domestic violence investigator.

This is Jasmin Peach's story...

 Jasmine Peach is a police officer who decided to enter the field in order to help people. She soon realized that there was more to the job than just the excitement of catching criminals...


 2022-10-31  58m

episode 22: S2 Ep 22 Michele - The Survivor Who Stopped a School Sexual Predator

A young girl who is sexually assaulted by her teacher turns her trauma into a force for good, using her story to help other survivors and prevent future abuse. 

May 5th, 1994 the cover of the River Cities Gazette reads, TEACHER CONFESSES, I fondled my students. Miami Springs Middle School teacher, Ronald Bach said he took the girls, most of whom were his teacher aides, out of classes by writing passes which  excused their absences...


 2022-10-17  54m

episode 21: S2 EP 21 Shaping Your Life's Narrative, Barry Walton Accomplished Director and Emmy Winner

 "You can't measure yourself by one standard."

Barry Walton is an accomplished director with five documentaries and an Emmy under his belt. Barry won 15 awards for best documentary short with his most recent film, Empty America. He is also the owner of Endless Media.

This is Barry Walton's story...

Barry Walton was held back in third grade...


 2022-10-03  59m

episode 19: S2 EP 20 Michelle Dale - Gold Star Mom Lost Her Son, CPL. Dale J. Kridlo

"I talked to my son a week ago. He was going to be home in one month. 30 days and he would be returning home from the Army. He was an honorable part of Operation Enduring Freedom stationed in Afghanistan and my baby is headed home. I can wait for a hug. I just can’t wait." 

 Michelle never got that hug. The next time she saw her son, he was in a casket. He died with glory serving his country, the United States of America...


 2022-09-19  49m