The Blind Side Analyzation

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The Blind Side is a truly inspiration story of one boy's journey to reach success. Michael Oher, an African-American teenager has endured a very rough upbringing. He never met his father and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has been in and out of foster homes and eventually lives on the streets until he is discovered by the loving Leigh Ann Tuohy. Leigh Ann sees Michael wandering in shorts and a t-shirt on a freezing cold night. She recognizes that he is wearing school clothes that belong to the same high school her daughter attends. Leigh Ann insists that he spends the night at their house. One night turns into a permanent stay and Michael is really welcomed into the family even though some members are hesitant at first. With the help of a family friend, Michael is enrolled into the prestigious Wingate Christian School. He reveals that he is interested in football, and Leigh Ann is determined to get Michael on the football team. With little formal education, Michael doesn't meet the required GPA to be eligible to play football. Leigh Ann takes it upon herself to ensure that Michael gets the necessary help in order to play the sport he is most passionate about. He receives tutoring on a regular basis and eventually becomes able to play football after much hard work and determination. Michael is a star player on the field and Leigh Ann is very determined to get him the NCAA Division I scholarship, but he needs a 2.5 GPA in order to receive it. Michael gets help from tutors and teachers and achieves the GPA he needs. Michael goes on to attend Ole Miss on a scholarship and is later drafted to the Baltimore Ravens. I really enjoyed watching this incredible story of one man's road to success. Michael is such an inspiration due to the fact that he started at the bottom and made his way to the top. I found myself very involved with Michael and his struggle, I

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