The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Taylor Armstrong Finds Inspiration in Ted Williams’ “Golden Voice”
January 16, 2011 04:00 PM by Shayla Perry
If you’re alive and breathing, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of the Internet sensation, Ted Williams– the homeless man with the “golden voice” that captured the heart of America and went from asking for money on the side of the road in Ohio to landing contracts to do voice work for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kraft Foods, and more. Well, Taylor Armstrong of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, who is also co-owner of the Malibu Beach Recovery Center, is hoping that Williams’ inspirational story will help bring some attention to homelessness and addiction, and make a difference in the lives of others struggling with drugs and alcohol.
“You know what struck me? That, like everyone else who loses his or her way, there’s a family that has also [been] affected by his addiction, and one that can now celebrate with him,” Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Taylor Armstrong blogged on the Malibu Beach Recovery Center’s website about YouTube phenom, Ted Williams.
“The Youtube video and the TV coverage he’s gotten may be the story of one man, but it also calls attention to two issues — homelessness and addiction.
“Many people have lost their jobs and their homes because of drugs and alcohol,” said Armstrong. “And as Ted has shown us, he’s part of a family. He’s someone’s child, and he has children himself. He’s a symbol for everyone — that there is a way back.”
Taylor Armstrong is a co-owner of the Malibu Beach Recovery Center, a high-end drug and alcohol treatment center. Armstrong also works closely with the 1736 Family Crisis Center in California.
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