With an award winning movie based on his life from being homeless to becoming a successful athlete, Michael Oher was truly amazing. Oher has faced many challenges and misfortunes in his life, yet he still became such a successful individual. Michael Oher became the first round National Football League (NFL) draft pick and also an inspired writer. Michael Oher had shown us all, that if you fall you will always get back up. ¨I came so far, from nothing to a Super Bowl Championship.¨ (¨Michael Oher Biography¨ Biography.com).
How does he overcome these? The Blind Side, a film released in November 20, 2009, produced by Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Demonstrates what Michael Oher has to overcome in order to achieve his goal of playing American football at a national level Michael is a homeless boy who has run away from many foster parents to find his crack addicted mother. He is enrolled in a Christian school because of his sporting promise. One cold night after school Michael is spotted in a pair of shorts and a t.shirt by Leigh Anne Tuohy, the wife of Sean Tuohy; a teacher at his school.
The background of Michael Oher is worse than other, but his positive trait, which is persistent help him to reach his target he never expects it. Because of the Tuohy family, Michael was discovered the positive side of this society. There is nothing worse than give up our self, because we never expected what miracle will happened at the next second. Just like when Michael walking on the street, he can’t expect that Leigh Anne and her family will fetch him to their house. Start from this moment, Michael’s life was absolutely changed.
Michael is a heavy set, dark skinned color, teenage boy who has dreams set on his future. Michael’s role in the film is to make an impact not only on himself, but on his new family. Michael Oher didn’t have the best start to life. Having an alcoholic, single mother with multiple siblings, all living in poverty, having to grow up around the influence of drugs and alcohol always surrounding him. Michael was unable to dig himself out of his past alone, with the help of a positive family he can reach to achieve his goals.
Michael Oher is a famous well-known story of someone going from having absolutely nothing, being poor and homeless for several years, to turning his life around for the better and finally ending up in the NFL. The story of Oher is inspirational and gives hope for all of those people with athletic desires who are living in poverty to fulfill their dreams and that anything is possible. Although, this interpretation and media frame provides false hope for all of those living in poverty because it is quite difficult to break the poverty chain. Realistically, contrary to popular belief, the American Dream is not something that anyone can reach. Big Little Lies is a television show that depicts the lives of several wealthy families and their conflicts between the mothers and their children, who are in kindergarten.
Throughout his childhood he tried to survive in any means possible moving from foster home to another, distributing newspapers to make a small income. He first started living in the projects where there were a group of low rent apartment buildings as public housing. Public housing back then truly wasn’t a living standard for most people. It was a way of having a home in the lowest of times even if it meant living in an area where you slept with one eye open because of the dangers one is surrounded by. Oher describes the
He doesn’t have the same support that others such as, myself have. Yet, he’s still sitting here as a first generation college student, it doesn’t get any bigger and better than that. Through all the negativity in his life he keeps pushing for success. When he feels like giving up, he doesn’t. College has brought a lot of stress to him, but he doesn’t let that discourage him, he uses all of his problems back at home, as an empowerment.
Homelessness made high school difficult and for a while, I lost all hope for future worthwhile. I was homeless and on my own, I had to shower in park sinks because either I was 17 and wasn’t allowed in homeless shelters or the walk was too far either way. The women in my family especially have a history of sporadic homelessness, my mother and I lived in her car, driving around Miami avoiding my biological father, until I was 3 years old. She was homeless for a while when she was 19 as well, she even dropped out of high school. My grandmother was on her own at 14, being kicked out of her house by her abusive mother, and managed to stay in school and graduate.
Kids that loose their families or maybe because they left their homes. There are many reasons why someone doesn 't have a home. I want to accomplish many things, but one of the more important thing that I want to accomplish is to help the homeless. I want to help the homeless because I think that everyone deserves a place where they can feel safe and where they can feel like someone cares about them; therefore, I want to be able to help both kids and adults that are going through a hard time and need somewhere to stay. If they need somewhere to stay I want them to see that if they go to a homeless shelter they can have a home, and they will be
I didn’t want to be left behind in the foster home. It was no fun living there and I didn’t want to be alone without my big brother. We moved to New York city. The city had always fascinated us, the lights and the people and culture. We hitched a ride in the train and once we reached, hid under the bridge.