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Beating the Odds: Tony overcomes drug addiction, gets second chance at life

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Tony Johnson never thought he would live past 35. He battled a 30 year drug addiction, that caused him to lose everything. Tony was arrested more than thirteen times and faced three felonies, he was on his to prison when he finally surrendered and committed to a life of change. Now, Tony works as a manager at three local restaurants and has dedicated his life to helping others that are struggling. Watch his full story above.

("Beating the Odds" is a new segment on FOX 17 Morning News that will focus on the stories of people across West Michigan who have overcome incredible odds, proving themselves in difficult situations, and never giving up despite what life throws at you. They are stories full of inspiration. If you know such a person, send a quick summary of their story and contact information to


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