November 13, 2013
CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – Actress Sandra Bullock won an Oscar playing the strong, supportive white Memphis mom, Leigh Anne Tuohy, who adopted an often homeless African-American teen, Michael Oher in the movie “The Blind Side.” Wednesday the real Leigh Anne Tuohy was in South Florida.
Tuohy spoke to hundreds of women at the 13th Annual United Way Women’s Leadership breakfast.
“There are Michael Ohers in every city in the U.S. and they just need a chance and opportunity,” Tuohy said.
With the help of the Tuohy family, Oher went on to earn a football scholarship to College and now plays for the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.