07/19/2010 // Dallas, Texas, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Dallas, Texas – The couple who were portrayed by Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw in the Oscar winning movie, “The Blind Side” based on the life of Baltimore Ravens player Michael Oher, whom they adopted, recently offered an inspirational message to a Dallas congregation. As reported by NBC DFW News, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy spoke to the First Baptist Church on Sunday.
Sean Tuohy is quoted in the report as stating during part of the church’s six-week sermon series, “Prayers That Really Work,” “What we tell people is that when that need hits you in the face, much like a piece of popcorn, don’t walk away from it.”
Leigh Anne Tuohy is further quoted as stating of Michael Oher’s difficult upbringing and the couple’s book In a Heartbeat, “Michael was deemed totally valueless by society…If he’d have dropped dead on that sidewalk, there wasn’t a soul in Memphis, Tenn., that would have cared if he lived or died…We think people take chances every day, and you don’t even realize the chances you take…But in the book, we talk about, you know, you don’t check the air pressure in all four of your tires every morning. You don’t get out every bridge you cross and shake it to make sure it’s going to hold you up.”
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