Michael Oher's inspirational story of going from foster kid to Super Bowl-winning football star was turned into the Oscar-nominated biopic The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy, who along with her husband Sean adopted Oher. Born one of 12 children to a crack-addicted mother and a father who was in and out of prison, Michael had to learn how to navigate the difficult circumstances of his childhood. He was eventually adopted by the Tuohy family, who saw his arrival in their family as a gift, according to Leigh Anne, who says on her website: "He had a much greater impact on our lives than we did on his life.”
Happy birthday, Michael Oher! To celebrate the football star and subject of the biopic "The Blind Side," here are some inspirational words about his incredible life story.