He Overcame Blindness and Cancer to Become a Powerlifting Champion


Role: Director, producer
Company: Great Big Story

Meet Charles King. The 69-year-old is winning medals at powerlifting competitions around the world, but his journey getting there has not been easy. The Army veteran lost his sight when he was 39, and faced battles with drug addiction, cancer and diabetes. The tragedies kept piling up after he lost his daughter, and there were times when King felt hopeless. Then, he discovered powerlifting at the age of 60. It changed everything.

Director and Producer
Dave Yim

Supervising Producer
Samantha Stamler

Senior Producer
Drew Beebe
Camera by
Dave Yim
Isabella Bartolucci

Dave Yim