A Story of Redemption and Friendship

A Story of Redemption and Friendship

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I am confident that I would not be sober today if it wasn’t for Russ Taff. Six years ago, this legendary Christian artist and recovering alcoholic (who didn’t know me from Adam) came to visit me at Cumberland Heights where I was undergoing treatment for prescription drug addiction. He somehow convinced me that not only did Jesus still love me, but He was crazy about me. I talked to Russ every day for months when I got out of rehab and he slowly taught me how to live again.

Russ and Tori graciously invited us to attend the premiere of their new documentary, Russ Taff: I Still Believe, tonight at The Franklin Theatre and I’ve never been more proud to call them my friends. It’s one of the most moving films I’ve ever seen.

Russ, I love you and I respect you more than I could ever convey. Thank you for having the courage to share your story with the world, but I’m even more grateful that you chose to share it with me when I needed to hear it most. Thank you for so selflessly investing in my life. You ended up saving it. And thank you for making these 1,985 days of sobriety possible.

(The only picture I was able to capture is Russ praying with his girls before the movie started. It kind of says it all.)

Joseph Habadank