Michael Oher Biography

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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). Michael Jerome Oher had a very rough childhood. Oher was born on May 28th, 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee. Oher had eleven siblings and his parents were never there for them at all. From time to time Oher's father would be in and out of prison,…show more content…
His mother, Denise Oher, was always on crack and cocaine at times Denise would tell Michael to close his eyes so she can put a drug in her body. Later, Oher was taken by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy. At the time, Oher was seventeen and soon the Tuohy´s were his legal guardians. Sean and Leigh were both writers for books and performed motivational speeches. The Tuohy’s have two sons and a daughter including Michael. They both attended ‘Briarcrest Christian School’. Leigh Tuohy had an interview and she stated, ¨I love Michael Oher as much as I love my two biological children. There's no difference between them.¨ (Peters). The Tuohy’s are able to provide much of everything Oher has needed. For example, love, a home, family, and support. “If you know where your next meal is coming from, are you not poor.” ("Michael Oher Biography." TheFamousPeople.com). Michael Oher had an amazing career. First, he was homeless and now he became such a wonderful offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). “I would have dreams all the time about me playing in the NFL. Every day I woke up, I said to myself.. I'm going to work hard.. to get to that next level.” (“Michael Oher
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