Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey has signed with Bruce Merrin’s Celebrity Speakers and Entertainment Bureau to become a motivational speaker, reports NBC News.
Ramsey will be available for “speeches, question-and-answers and personal appearances.”
As previously reported by NewsOne, Ramsey catapulted to instant fame in the wake of his heroic rescue of Amanda Berry, 27, which led to the rescues of Gina Dejesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, and a 6-year-old girl believed to be Berry’s daughter and conceived while she was in captivity.
“I don’t even want it,” Ramsey said of the attention. “They keep saying I’m a hero. Let me tell you something, I’m an American, and I’m a human being. I’m just like you. I work for a living. There was a woman in distress, so why turn your back on that?”
See WKYC-TV interview below:
“Charles’ story touched my heart,” Merrin said in a statement. “When he heard Amanda Berry screaming and crying out for help, he immediately jumped into action. He forcibly kicked the front door open and assisted Amanda and her baby to freedom. They both called 911. Charles Ramsey is a true hero to me. I admire and respect him.”