One day as I was listening to The Jason Ellis Show and reading my Twitter feed, I realized that there are so many people here that are closer to each other than most families. People that have driven hundreds of miles just to spend a weekend together, just to say hi. People that come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and every spectrum of the social lifestyle imaginable. Being in the EllisFam myself I understood this bond, but I only understood it from my perspective. I wanted to know why all of you felt the same as I, why the EllisFam is so important to you and how you found it. I wanted to know your story.
The idea that a radio host could help so many people in so many ways amazed me, I’ve never seen anything like this before. There are two people that stand out to me and that I consider my inspiration for these interviews. Those two people are Scotty from New York and Oxycotton John. Two people that were on a literal road to death, but were pulled back with the help and inspiring words from Jason Ellis. I am happy to say that Scotty is spending so much time with his daughter that it brings literal tears to my eyes. He pulled through and couldn’t be happier. John no only got sober, but had to endure a number of medical issues that are a result of his years of drug abuse, but throughout it all he stays positive and keeps true to his sober living. Not only has he stayed sober but is also now helping others find their sober path. I am happy to be friends with such amazing people. I thank both Scotty and John, their inspiring stories are what gave me the idea for the EllisFam Interviews, and since then I have discovered more great people that have been dragged through the mud only to emerge stronger and more determined to keep moving forward.
I started the EllisFam Interviews in July, and as of now I have receive and posted over 100 interviews. I will continue to send and post interviews for as long as people are wiling to tell their story. I believe everybody has the right to be heard, and as long as I am here, I will listen. For those that have participated I thank you. Without your submissions this would not have been nearly as incredible as it has been. I have learned a lot, not only about you, but about the things that you and others have been through, and I know that no matter what happens in my life, I have friends that can help me through and I hope all of you feel the same about one another as well. These interviews became so much more than a simple Q & A, they became a window into the trials and tribulation that make us who we are, and from that we only can grow stronger, together.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you, my friends, my family, my EllisFam!