Character U will host the last keynote of the semester, DeSales University Alumni, Tim Rader ’96 on Wednesday, April 4 at 3:00pm in the Commonwealth Room in the DUC.
Tim Rader was born and raised in rural Northeastern Pennsylvania and graduated from Cardinal Brennan High School and DeSales University with a Bachelor’s degree in human services. Says Tim “As a teenager, I had everything at my fingertips. I was doing well in school and had been hoping to play college football. I was going places. A bout with cancer my senior year changed all of that. I wondered how I´d gone from being a starting quarterback and cancer survivor to a homeless drug addict. I hit bottom years afterwards and made the decision to turn my life around. It´s been a hard road, but I now live drug free. I will battle addiction for the rest of my life.”