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Luck, the Second Time Around

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Leroy and Virginia have been married twice; this time, they say it's for keeps.
Rebecca Sheir
Leroy and Virginia have been married twice; this time, they say it's for keeps.

After decades of drug abuse, alcohol addiction and prison stints, D.C. native Leroy "Butch" Jefferson found true luck -- and true love. His ex-wife -- a certified drug-addiction counselor -- found him broke and broken, sleeping under a bridge on New York Avenue. She reached out to help, and now the couple is happily re-married. Rebecca Sheir visits the couple in Brookland, as they celebrate Butch's first year of sobriety.

[Music: "Lucky Man (Karaoke Version)" by The Karaoke Channel from Karaoke - In the Style of The Verve]

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