Thursday, September 20, 2012

Autistic California Man Puts Knowledge of Sports to Use as San Pedro High School Announcer

Jamaal Street delivers
play-by-play for San Pedro
High School.
LOS ANGELES -- When Jamaal Street was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, the news dealt an emotional blow to his mother.
"There were a lot of tears, a lot of tears, but we prayed a lot," Street's mother Lydia Haley told CBS Los Angeles. "My faith is in God. We prayed a lot once we found out."
But Haley refused to allow the diagnosis to negatively impact her son's future. Today, Street, now 33, is putting his distinctive voice and encyclopedic knowledge of sports to good use as an announcer for games at San Pedro High School in Los Angeles.

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