by Jeff Schreve

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You Can Run, but You Can't Hide (1 of 4)
Series: The God of Second Chances
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Jonah 1

Danny Valesco was making $3,000 a day fixing peoples? hair and makeup and doing all the stuff that he did. But Danny Valesco had a problem. In his fast-paced living, he picked up a little habit with heroin that started him on a downward spiral. And he was one of those guys where he would work during the day, and then at night he would indulge in his heroin addiction.

One of the ladies that Danny Valesco worked on for her hair was a Christian. Her name was Wanda. And she talked to Danny about the Lord. But Danny didn't want to have anything to do with the Lord. He said, "Hey, that religious stuff, that's not for me," and he rejected her witness. He rejected the Lord. And he went on with his life, kind of living a double life. During the day he was this high-priced hairdresser to the stars and living the high life and jet-setting around on these different movie sets and different things that he would do. And then, at night he would indulge in his heroin.

Well, it got him into trouble one night when he overdosed on a boat. And the Coast Guard was called in. And they took him to the hospital. And word got out that Danny Valesco was a heroin addict. And he said, "My business just didn't start to taper off." He said, "It stopped immediately." And he said, "I lost everything." But he still had that habit. Ended up having to leave his apartment in New York and he was living on the street, doing whatever he could just to get enough money to get a fix. He had sores all over his body after being out on the streets for a couple years. He had Hepatitis A. He had Hepatitis B. He had Hepatitis C. He weighed 108 pounds. He was in the Bronx. And he said, "I knew I was getting ready to die." He said, "But I said to myself, I don't want to die out in the streets." He said, "I want to die in a hospital." So there was a hospital there in the Bronx that opened at 8:00. ...

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