In August 1997, at the age of 23, Jade Bell made the life-changing choice to inject a near-fatal overdose of cocaine and heroin into his arm. Fifteen minutes of oxygen deprivation left him blind, mute, immobile and in need of 24 hour attendant care. Today Jade is committed to addressing young people across Canada, sharing his gritty and powerful story in schools, theatres and prisons. By saving lives, he believes that one day he might get his own life back. Promoting creativity over drug use, Jade has also worked with famous and local Canadian musicians to produce an album promoting this alternative choice.