The Blind Side Follows The True Story Of Michael

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The Blind Side follows the true story of Michael “Big Mike” Oher, a homeless African American teen who has drifted in and out of the Foster Care System due to an absent father and drug addicted mother. Because of his home situation, Michael is very uneducated. But on a visit to Wingate, a private Christian school, the athletics coach sees potential in him and gets him a scholarship to the school. While attending Wingate Michael meets S.J. Tuohy, the Tuohy’s youngest child. On the night of the school’s Thanksgiving play, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy see Michael walking alone in the dark. Leigh Anne asks Michael where he is going. He responds that he’s going to the gym because it’s a warm place to spend the night. Seeing that Michael needs help, Leigh Anne invites him to spend the night at the Tuohy’s house. This turns into Michael permanently staying with the Tuohy family. Michael slowly becomes part of the Tuohy family as Leigh Anne buys him clothes and his first bed, S.J. shows him how to play football, and the Tuohy’s daughter, Collins, helps him make friends at Wingate. Leigh Anne wants Michael to be a permanent member of the family. She plans to make herself and her husband Michael’s legal guardians. She later learns that there is little history about Michael’s past and that his birth mother is a drug addict. While she visits with Michael’s mother, she learns his real last name, making it possible to get all the information she needs to legally become his guardian. While

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