The first video is about the life of Brady Aarron Noonkester.
The Call – When life changes forever.
Produced by Praxis Media Group. Dustin Noonkester tells the story about the moment he received the call notifying him that his son Brady died of a drug overdose.
In September 2014 Brady’s Hope began filming a documentary
called “When You Say Nothing”.
This film highlights Dustin and Jennifer, Lafayette City Police Chief Pat Flannelly, Carroll County Paramedic Doug Atkinson, local pharmacist Jalana Stonerock, and Brady’s best friend since pre-school Daniel Huckstep. The individuals interviewed discussed how prescription drug abuse and destructive behaviors affect the person acting out the behaviors, but also the school, local emergency personnel, the community, and, most importantly, those we love the most. Actors from the Lafayette Civic Theater reenacted a party scene. They dramatized a scenario when someone took “pills” and the potentially lethal consequences “When You Say Nothing”. When the film was rewound, the same actors demonstrate a much different outcome when individuals take the time and decide to say something.
With the help of a grant and special donations Brady’s Hope was able to have a high quality film produced. The benefits of having this film professionally produced and written definitely outweigh the cost. The film trailer was shown to approximately 800 doctors, pharmacists, nurses, DEA officers, other police task force members, and many others during the 5th Annual Prescription Drug Symposium in Indianapolis. It was also shown in its entirety at several Red Ribbon Week events…Harris on High School (Lafayette) showed the film to approximately 1800 students and staff members simultaneously, Carroll JR/SR High School showed the video during Student Resource Time to approximately 250 students, and Delphi Middle School and High School showed the film to several health classes during the week. Special thank you to Carroll County United Fund, Larry & Joyce Skiles, Cutler Ridge NC (Caroline Miller & Deanna Dutter), and Dave & Stephanie Lambert for their financial contribution helping make “When You Say Nothing” possible. Thank you to all who participated in the video making process.
Thank you to Carroll County Community Foundation for the grant to allow us to purchase DVDs to help educate our youth via schools, church youth groups, and in homes.