Leigh Anne Tuohy - the woman who inspired the 2009 Academy Award winning film "The Blind Side" - appeared last Thursday to speak to 1,200 people at the Horizons for Homeless Children's (HHC) 14th Annual Women's Breakfast at the Westin Copley Place in Boston.
The film tells the story of Tuohy and Michael Oher, who was a homeless high school student when Tuohy and her husband, Sean, took him into their family, and went on to become an All-American offensive lineman at Ole Miss, and a first-round NFL draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2009, where he is currently an offensive tackle.
Tuohy was played by Sandra Bullock in the film, who won an Oscar for her performance as the mother of two (three after adopting Oher).
Pictured at the breakfast, from left to right: Meryl Sheriden, chief development officer, HHC (Gloucester); Åsa Fanelli, president & CEO, HHC (Newton); Kim, HHC client and event speaker; Leigh Anne Tuohy; Tracie DeGuglielmo, director of annual giving and special events, HHC (Cambridge); Alisha Atlas-Corbett, manager of special events and donor relations, HHC (Newton).
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