It started with a viral video, a then-homeless man named Ted Williams is now getting his second chance in life by doing a full-time announcing work for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Williams, 53, was a former radio announcer before being succumbed to drugs and alcohol. After successfully making his way out of addiction, he lived as a beggar, holding up a cardboard sign saying:
I HAVE A GOD GIVEN GIFT OF VOICE, I'M AN EX-RADIO ANNOUNCER WHO HAS FALLEN ON HARD TIMES. PLEASE! ANY HELP WILL BE GREATFULLY APPRECIATED THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU / HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Having a natural deep baritone voice, it's not unusual that he'll get a lot of offers to do voicing works. Such an inspiring story deserves this full media attention, a person who survived his bleak, uncertain past and making his way and straightening out his life for good. Below is the said viral video from The Columbus Dispatch and the link to the interview from The Early Show on CBS.