Second Chances – Not Necessarily The News
In this edition of "Not Necessarily The News," Tootie Landry speaks with a man who has taken his second chance and turned his life around to help others.
"Hey! I'm Tootie Landry and this is what I found out today!
One of the benefits of doing this segment, is the people I get to meet and see the difference they are making in the lives of others.
This past Saturday, I spent some time with an individual who was given a 2nd chance in life and has taken full advantage of it. In order to know who he is today, we first have to go back in time.
David "Monk" George was a Lafayette High School graduate. He played football for Southern University with a promising career in the NFL. That's when the story takes a bad turn. He got involved with using and selling drugs. He was arrested 3 times and spent 12 years in Federal Prison.
And then...something happened!
He would like to say he "Woke Up". He made a vow to himself to start affecting people in a positive way. He told me, "There have been so many families I have negatively affected directly or indirectly and now...I have to make it right." And how does he do this? I found him coaching at the Hershey Qualifying Track Meet this past Saturday. He also coaches baseball, basketball and football at Brown Park. The level of respect and admiration from the parents and the kids is obvious.
I asked Taylor Allen, an 11-year-old on the team what she liked most about Coach Monk. She responded, "He's tough, but no one cares more than him."
And finally, being given a 2nd chance is not enough. It's what you do with it that counts. And David "Monk" George is doing that, by making a difference!
And I'm Tootie Landry and this is 'Not Necessarily the News!'"
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