Topic: ´From nothing to the Super Bowl champion!´ The moment Blind Side inspiration Michael Oher celebrated victory with his adoptive parents (while birth mother watches on TV)
´From nothing to the Super Bowl champion!´ The moment Blind Side inspiration Michael Oher celebrated victory with his adoptive parents (while birth mother watches on TV) Daily Mail [UK], by Meghan Keneally
The football star who shot to fame because of his role in the hit film ´The Blind Side´ now has another title to his name after his team won the Super Bowl. Michael Oher celebrated on the field amid the confetti with the Tuohy family, who adopted him in high school and helped lead him to both academic and athletic success. ´I came so far from nothing to a Super Bowl champion. I´m in shock right now!´ he told Good Morning America´s Josh Elliott. ´We won the Super Bowl!´ adoptive mother Leigh Ann Tuohy said as
Comments: The Blind Side is one of the few movies I´ve seen over the last few years that was so enjoyable. The article doesn´t say if his mother is in contact with him or not. The Tuohys were on Fox & Friends with Brian Kilmeade and they were wonderful. You could tell in real life you wouldn´t want to mess with Leigh Anne Tuohy.
Both teams have players who showcase the positives of adoption. Colin Kaepernick was adopted in Milwaukee, WI from a single mother and a father who couldn´t care for him. His new family raised him in Wisconsin and later in Turlock, CA. Colin´s birth mom had requested that he be adopted by a family who loved sports.
This is according to Wikipedia; it may not all be accurate, but I´ve seen mention of the fact that Kaepernick was adopted in other publications.
I am so impressed with Michael Oher. I read his autobiography, and he stresses that he never had to be taught to play football. Apparently in the movie "The Blind Side", it showed him having to be taught how to play - and Michael resented that aspect of the movie because he had been playing football in the ´hood for years.
His birth mother shows the ravages of drugs. I have no respect for her, but the Tuohys are apparently a super family, Congratulations Michael Oher and the Tuohy family!
Good for them. I was rooting for the 49ers for no other reason than they had a rookie quarterback playing and the Ravens had Ray Lewis. But, honestly, I didn´t care who won. If I had known that Lewis was off-set by Oher and Brigance, I´d probably have cheered for Baltimore.
Oh well. I´m glad they won. Cheers to these very special men.
Kaepernick was also adopted by a white family. The adoptions of Oher and Kaepernick are important because those adoptions were contrary to te policy position of the national association of black social workers, that a white family should not be allowed to adopt a black child. 1973 was the date the policy was established. And while the federal law on adoptions which was part of the republican contract with america makes such discrimination illegal, some social workers still follow the policy.
The Touhys are very special folks. The article (and many journalists) really irritated that they cannot get Michael´s birth Mom to speak ill of the Touhys. God bless her. She has been in process of cleaning up her life for some years now. Leigh Anne and husband have a good relationship with her too. It was pure joy watching Michael, the Touhys and big Mike´s birth Mom delighting in the win yesterday!!!! Hat tip to Sandra Bullock too - she was there with her little one in a OHER jersey !!!
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