Leigh Anne Tuohy: Fox News: ‘Blind Side’ mom to orphans: use Florida teen as example and get a family

October 19th, 2013

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Fox News
by Edmund DeMarche
October 19, 2013

Leigh Anne Tuohy, the woman who was portrayed in the 2009 movie “The Blind Side,” about a homeless boy who was raised by her family, said the Florida teen who appealed to a church for a family to adopt him should inspire other orphans to grab life by “the bootstraps” and get a family.

“No one is going to do it for you,” Tuohy told FoxNews.com. “You have to make it happen. Go out there and be determined to get a family.”

Tuohy was played by Sandra Bullock in the movie based on author Michael Lewis’ book. The book depicted Tuohy and her husband’s experience as Michael Oher’s adoptive family. Oher came from a broken home and was raised by Tuohy when he was a teenager. He became a top football prospect, signed with Ole Miss and was drafted first round by the Baltimore Ravens. The team won the Super Bowl last year.

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