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If you or a loved one are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), there may be drug free options available today, please share www.LightUpToLive.com and call your physician.

Before You Give Up, Light Up!

LIGHT UP TO LIVE - TRAILER

5 roads to recovery through the power of light, hope and a second chance at life.

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EVENT:
WED. NOV 9th – RED CARPET MOVIE PREMIERE @ STUDIO MOVIE GRILL

TIME:
5.30 to 7.15pm – Red Carpet / Meet & Greet with Cast & Crew
7pm - Theaters Open / Order Food
7.45 - Introduction / Movie Starts
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LIGHT UP TO LIVE - TEASER

5 roads to recovery through the power of light, hope and a second chance at life.

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EVENT:
WED. NOV 9th – RED CARPET MOVIE PREMIERE @ STUDIO MOVIE GRILL

TIME:
5.30 to 7.15pm – Red Carpet / Meet & Greet with Cast & Crew
7pm - Theaters Open / Order Food
7.45 - Introduction / Movie Starts
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CREDITS:
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - RANDALL REED
DIRECTED, WRITTEN AND PRODUCED - MATTHEW JC
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - AARON FAIROOZ
EDITOR AND VISUAL EFFECTS - IAN SHARAR
MUSIC - JOSH GOODE

PRODUCTION COMPANY:
www.JCCREATIVEGROUP.com

VETERANS:
JOSH COLLINS
CHUCK YERRY
GEOFF DARDIA
STEPHEN JACKEL
SCOTT SCHROEDER

FEATURING:
RANDALL REED
KEITH DAVID
DAVID MELONE
JANE LAW MELONE
SHERRY REED
JODY MITTIGA
KEITH DAVID
KELINE DAVID
TASK FORCE DAGGER
BEN ADAMS
ANDREW KELLEY

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5 roads to recovery through the power of light, hope and a second chance at life.

Josh Collins - #LightUpToLive

Josh Collins

OPERATION PHOENIX is the Guinness World Record attempt to stand up paddleboard SUP 3,500 miles from South Texas to New York City to raise awareness and resources for Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The beneficiary of this endeavor is the Task Force Dagger Foundation 501 3c, and which was there to save Josh's life in his darkest hour, and assist in finding and resourcing the ground breaking treatment modalities for Josh's brain injuries. Sponsored by award winning Paddle Board maker BOTE Paddle Boards, they have designed a special limited edition board for this endeavor, and are donating 12 of these boards. These custom boards are the same design that Josh will be using on his expedition, and only a hand full will be made in honor of this event.
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Stephen Jackel - #LightUpToLive

Stephen Jackel

U.S. Army Sgt. Stephen Jackel joined the military in 2008. During his time in the service, Jackel was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan where he received countless awards, including a Purple Heart. In addition, Jackel’s unit was presented with a Valorous Unit Award. While on convoy in Afghanistan on August 23, 2011, Jackel was injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded underneath his RG31 vehicle. The force of the blast knocked Jackel out. When Jackel came to he realized that he was trapped inside the burning vehicle, along with his team members. While attempting to escape and save the lives of several soldiers, Jackel used his amputated leg to put out the flames around him before finding an exit through the hatch at the top of the vehicle. With the hatch open, he quickly assisted others out of the burning vehicle. The blast left Jackel with severe injuries, including bilateral below the knee amputations and a traumatic brain injury. He also received multiple soft tissue injuries from shrapnel. Jackel currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Adriana, and their six children.
Scott Schroeder - #LightUpToLive

Scott Schroeder

At 20, Scott decided that he would enlist in the Army for Three years, it gave Scott a new perspective which led him to a career in the Special Forces. Along with him for that change was Laura. Over the years, Scott rose through the ranks and became a Master Sergeant, which is the point at which many men begin to look at retiring. Not Scott. In 2004,he made the choice to change again and went to Warrant Officer School. In 2005, he pinned on the rank of WO1. Read More >>
Chuck Yerry - #LightUpToLive

Chuck Yerry

During the surge of 2005, I was serving in a SOF unit in the Iraqi Western Desert when I was shot above my right knee. The damage was so severe that I lost my leg above the knee. Where the majority of amputees have phantom limb pain during the first year of recovery, for most, the phantom pain goes away. I am one of the 3% of the worlds amputee population where the phantom pain actually gets worse and I am still in incredible pain 24/7. It is as if I was getting shot all day long.

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Geoff Dardia - #LightUpToLive

Geoff Dardia

Founding Director of the SOF Health Initiative Program at Task Force Dagger Foundation

Since 2001 the United States of America has been fighting relentlessly in the Global War on Terror. Our service members have been deployed into hostile, polluted environments with extreme climates for the past 14 years. As a result of this lengthy war, suicides, cancer and other “undiagnosed” or “hidden” injuries are plaguing the Department of Defense service members and their families. The causes of these “unexplained illnesses” are not “unexplained” or “hidden”. The causes of these illnesses are a result of being overexposed. These exposures include: Stress, sleep deprivation, blasts, pollutants (heavy metals/dust/smog/burn pits/industrial waste/chemical weapons), climate, Radio Frequencies (Jammers/Radar/Radios), processed and refined foods, prescription drugs and poor lifestyle choices. This past decade of war has contributed to hundreds of thousands of injuries and unprecedented exposure to stressors that have resulted in the worst epidemic of suicide, cancer and chronic illness in our country’s history.

The effects of these injuries and exposures are well known and documented in scientific literature. Doctors have a duty to learn about this information and connect the dots to better serve their patients. Cancer, suicide and chronic illnesses are all preventable and are all linked together. PTSD and TBI are both downstream effects of broken upstream mechanisms throughout the body. TBI and PTSD are not cut and dry, service members might have similar sets of symptoms but the pathophysiology of each individual service member will be slightly different. Providers need to stop looking at PTSD and TBI as a disease or disorder. PTSD and TBI are a dysfunction and to treat and fix them, you need to have an individual personalized treatment plan for each patient based on their bio individuality and their history of illnesses and injuries. Read More >>>

CERESCAN

THE PATH TO BETTER BRAIN HEALTH STARTS HERE

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CereScan is committed to bringing its specialized clinical process utilizing quantitative SPECT and PET imaging to contribute to neuroscience. We are dedicated to delivering better diagnostic information as quickly as possibly to our referring physicians. This results in a higher level of care, in a timely manner, for the patient.

Using SPECT and PET imaging cameras and the most advanced interpretive software in the world, CereScan Brain Imaging Centers are specifically designed to assist in identifying the underlying biological causes of brain disorders. CereScan provides referring doctors a comprehensive clinical report, including a quantified analysis of your patient’s brain function, to assist you in making your diagnosis and formulating your treatment protocol.


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IN LIGHT WELLNESS

In Light Wellness Systems™ provides a dynamic and user-friendly polychromatic light therapy system intended for clinical, professional and home user applications.

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This combination of user testimonials, visuals from inside the ILWS facilities and excerpts from Jody Mittiga’s Talk About Light presentation provides a brief introduction to light therapy and In Light Wellness Systems.

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  • Discover Light | In Light Wellness | #LightUpToLive

    Brilliant Light Energy. [CLICK HERE]

  • Polychromatic Light | In Light Wellness | #LightUpToLive

    Polychromatic Light Therapy Systems, Support and Service. [CLICK HERE]

  • Pain Releaf | In Light Wellness | #LightUpToLive

    Increased Circulation • Pain Relief • Stress Reduction [CLICK HERE]

  • Devices and Systems | In Light Wellness | #LightUpToLive

    We provide a range of Polychromatic Light Therapy devices. [CLICK HERE]

  • Train & Recover | In Light Wellness | #LightUpToLive

    Train • Recover • Repeat [CLICK HERE]

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    Every step…one location. [CLICK HERE]

RANDALL REED

Randall Reed, CEO & Founder of Starbase Jet, World Class Automotive Group & Reed Enterprises

CEO, Randall Reed, created Starbase Jet almost two decades ago, with one jet aircraft and a burning desire to provide a superior alternative to the rigidity and inconvenience of commercial flight. Having come from the ground level of the business world to the soaring success of where he stands today, he has experienced the same trials and tribulations our clients want to avoid in an ever changing and demanding global business environment. By working from the view of a customer who has dealt with these difficulties, Mr. Reed has endeavored to create an aviation company with one specific goal: providing the experience of a lifetime, every time.
Starbase Jet- Prestigiously Rated Aviation

Starbase Jet is a full-service private aviation company specializing in private jet charter, private jet membership, aircraft management, and aircraft sales to its worldwide customer base for almost two decades. During that time, Starbase Jet received the prestigious Platinum rating by ARGUS, an accreditation earned by only 5 percent of jet charter operators. The Platinum rating is the highest level of quality ratings and is only awarded to air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of the industry’s best safety practices for both operations and maintenance.

In addition, Starbase Jet is IS-BAO (The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) certified by the IBAC (International Business Aviation Council). As an IS-BAO certified IBAC member, the company meets stringent requirements and upholds the code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism.
Family

Randall and his wife Sherry Reed are the owners and founders of Starbase Jet, Reed Aviation, World Class Automotive Group, and Reed Enterprises. Despite an astounding work ethic that has allowed the Reed’s to build this growing number of successful companies, their dedication to their three grown children, Steven, Shelby and Austin has been unwavering.

Steven, the oldest of the Reed children, is an avid outdoor enthusiast with a love of hunting, snowmobiling and hiking. He holds dear to his heart his beloved lab, Hank, as well as his preservation of nature. Steven is devoted to furthering his passions as he fulfills his life goals.

Shelby is a passionate young professional who graduated Magnum Cum Laude in Business Finance from Santa Clara University in 2013. From there, she joined Reed Enterprises, the family network of businesses, in the sales and acquisitions divisions of Starbase Jet. Shelby quickly spread her wings and in 2015 became one of the youngest COOs and partners of World Class Automotive Group. She is currently enrolled in the National Automotive Dealers Association Academy that will prepare her to become a dealer principle.

Austin, the youngest of the Reed children, is a total devotee to extreme sports. His passion for the thrill of jumping motorcycles and snowmobiles is unwavering. Austin is currently attending Colorado State University pursuing a degree in business. Upon graduating, he hopes to pursue his dream of owning and operating a professional Motorcross & Supercross track.
Giving Back to the Community

The Reeds believe it’s crucial to give back to the communities in which they work and live. In addition to the World Class Automotive operation charitable endowment, which has made many considerable donations to multiple organizations, each of the Reed’s businesses also work with local and national charities.

Growing up in an economically challenged home, Mr. Reed, along with his wife, know how important it is for businesses to extend opportunities to area families and youths in order to preserve and strengthen local communities.

Each company sponsors and participates in local events, various school fundraisers, supports a variety of programs for children and families and much more. “When we all give a little, we can help a lot for both the future of our kids and our community,” said Mr. Reed.
Keys to Success

Mr. Reed has a simple equation for success: hard work, honesty and treating people fairly. Every day, the family-owned business works hard to instill solid philosophies, beliefs and morals throughout all facets of its operations.

Mr. Reed started working at the young age of 12. It was then he laid the foundation for his strong work ethic and appreciation for every hard dollar earned. Once in the automotive business, he had to work his way up the ranks, from service technician and salesman all the way through managing partner and subsequently an automotive dealer.

“The diversity of my experiences have allowed me to have a real understanding of every facet of a business and how to create a better customer experience,” said Mr. Reed. “At the end of the day, that’s what it is about — how well we help our customers.”
Gratitude

Ultimately, Mr. and Mrs. Reed attribute all of their success to all of their loyal customers. “There are thousands of customers to whom Sherry and I owe everything in business,” he said. “God has blessed us. We’ve been married and successful in business for well over 28 years, have three wonderful children and get to work with amazing people every day. I am very thankful.”
Task Force Dagger Foundation - #LightUpToLive

MISSION STATEMENT

Task Force Dagger Foundation provides assistance to wounded, ill, or injured US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) members and their families. We respond to urgent needs, conduct Recreational Therapy Events, and provide next-generation health solutions for issues facing our service members. We are a rally point to combat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), and environmental exposures. Our cohesive programs enable families to seize the moment and live life.
ABOUT US

As we started the process of founding TFD, we had to do a lot of research since forming a nonprofit is very similar to starting a business. You need a business plan, you have to know who your customer is, and know that what you do is needed. As a nonprofit, it is very important to know what makes you different from other organizations; otherwise, your chance of success is very small as you will be lost in the herd of nonprofits. As for the paperwork involved, let's just say it is not trivial either. The IRS is very detailed oriented as we all know from filing our own personal taxes.

When starting a normal for profit business, you are thinking profit margins and keeping your overhead low as that increases your profit margin. In the case of a nonprofit, it is not about making a profit for the owners: it is about serving others. This puts a completely different set of priorities for those involved. Since nonprofits don't produce a product or services to sell, one of your principal tasks becomes fundraising and then making sure that the money raised goes to those who need it and not to overhead. TFD currently has an overhead rate of 7.45%. and that means when we take in a dollar, 92.55 cents goes to programs (soldiers and families) and not to running the foundation.

TFD is very judicious in how we disburse funds and we run very lean by design. We look at how we are spending and where it is going and ensure that it is going where it is supposed to go: to the Soldiers and their families. TFD has many volunteers: some civilian and some who have been recipients of our programs who want to give back as well. These volunteers help organize and coordinate our recreational therapy events as well as help raise funds. One thing that our donors can trust: we will run lean and send every cent possible to our soldiers and family members in need.

One of the key parameters when starting a nonprofit of any kind is distinguishing yourself from others. We wish we could say that we conducted the best mission planning process and developed a plan on how we were going to support SOCOM with a strategy that would have made the D-Day planners envious, but we can't. We had a vision that we pursued and as we forged down the path, our vision became focused and sharpened as we realized where we could help the most. TFD continuously examines our role and how we support SOCOM to make sure we are focused on where we can to the most good. TFD's mission is to provide immediate financial assistance to wounded, ill, or injured members of the United States Army Special Operations Command and their families.
Why the Task Force Dagger Name?

Task Force Dagger was the designation of the Special Forces elements that conducted the initial invasion into Afghanistan following the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11th, 2001. Task Force Dagger was comprised of elements from the US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM).

For more than forty years, SOCOM units have been the tip of the spear in defending and protecting the United States. These warriors live in the shadows protecting the American way of life. Living by the motto of "The Quiet Professionals," these soldiers deploy around the world working to keep Americans safe while keeping their presence unknown but to a few.
Activated on December 1st, 1989, USASOC is comprised of the following units:

US Army Special Forces, US Army Rangers, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade, Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations), and the 4th Psychological Operations Group.
Matthew JC - Light Up To Live
JC Creative Group - #LightUpToLive
JC Creative group is an award winning video production and marketing company.

We were all created with two ears and one mouth so that we can listen more and talk less. Our team is here to simply listen to your needs, work with you to discover what is needed that will motivate your consumers and then create the right platform personally for you that connects vision to reality. We also have a passion for telling stories and capturing them through our award winning cinematic film and music composing team creating our own original movie and TV show content.
Our mission is simply to listen to your needs, work with you to discover what is needed that will motivate your consumers and then create the right platform that connects offer to action.

The services we provide are customer-focused and demand-driven in an industry that needs a breath of fresh air. We have an experienced team that knows how to get from 'point A' to 'point B' with integrity, under budget, and on time, a lost art in the advertising world. We strive for excellence, and because of that we are a Three Time LoneStar Emmy Award winning group. We were also awarded 20 Telly Awards in Original Music Composition and Advertising as well as 2 Pixie Awards for Special Effects.

We were created with two ears and one mouth so that we can listen more and talk less. JCG will listen and focus on your direct needs with double the care, effectively create the right plan and execute your personal marketing platform that will connect directly with your target audience.

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