Sun, 14 August 2016
In this Episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by former fashion model, Ed Lewis, Sr. and his son, Ed Lewis, Jr. Instead of pursuing his promising career as a fashion model, where he modeled for Sean John clothing line and was featured in various magazines such as Vibe, DNR and The Source, Eddie Lewis, Sr., decided to turn his back on the modeling industry and all that the industry had to offer, the money, travel and more, to raise his son, who is now one of the most heavily recruited high school football players in New Jersey. He has offers from over 10 Division 1 colleges. It has been a long, hard road for Eddie, Sr., and in the midst of days when there was no food on the table and no money in the bank, he always made sure his son was well fed and had a roof over his head. In Eddie Sr.’s words, “I had to rob Peter to pay Paul” and then mug Paul to pay back Peter”. This interview is about the journey of a parent who has risked it all for his son and how his son is now reaping the rewards of his father’s sacrifice. Father and son join me to talk about the struggle and triumphs that they both endured. This is a very moving and inspiring episode on a personal level.