Tigard man shares story, teaches kids about danger of drug use

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A Tigard man is sharing his story across the country as he teaches kids about the dangers of drugs. 'Be a Champion in Life'...

January 18, 2023
12:52 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A Tigard man is sharing his story across the country as he teaches kids about the dangers of drugs. 'Be a Champion in Life' is the story of Richard Jensen, who went from being homeless to a champion. Jenson tells KOIN 6 News that after high school, he experimented with drugs, which he says controlled his life for almost 20 years. While in a homeless shelter, Jensen says he got sober and has been for 19 years. While sharing his story at schools around the country, Jensen describes finding a way, or a 'vehicle,' to overcome addiction.

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