ABC reported that former insurance salesman and actor Jose Espinosa, who is now homeless in Philadelphia, has just won an international journalism award for his article profiling a fellow homeless shelter resident and former light-heavyweight boxing champion Matthew Saad Muhammad.
This writing is a selfless act. Maybe it's the writer's version of volunteering or giving blood to heal one's own hurts. Sharing someone else's story is giving back. And this story is a gift to readers -- third-person narrative rings true, as an objective report from the field.
Espinosa's award-winning piece will hopefully help him find a way out of the shelter. For now, he has been honored for taking the lens off of his troubles and featuring another's story.