Michael Oher

By. Jared Mahler

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Micheal Oher was born on May, 28, 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was one of twelve children in his family. As a child he had no support from his parents. His father was in and out of prison, and his mother was an alcoholic and a drug addict. When Michael was in school he failed first and second grade and in his first 9 years of school, he switched schools 11 times. When Michael was a senior in high school his father was killed in prison.

Conflict (Character v.s. society),(Character v.s. self)

Michael was in and out of foster homes and for most of his childhood he was homeless and with no one to rely on. When he was a child people would look at him based on his situation and the color of his skin. Also Michael struggled with school for most of his time there. Finally when Michael was 16 hey was taken in by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy. The Tuohys took care of Michael and adopted him when he was 17.
Michael Oher #74 OT
“People like to talk about "Cinderella stories," but Cinderella didn't get her happy ending without lifting a finger. She had to show up at the ball, be charming and smooth, and win over the prince. Of course she had help along the way, but ultimately it was up to her to make the fairy-tale ending happen.”
― Micheal Oher
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“Don't ever allow yourself to feel trapped by your choices. Take a look at yourself. You are a unique person created for a specific purpose. Your gifts matter. Your story matters. Your dreams matter. You matter.”
Michael Oher


Even if your situation is terrible, if you put in hard work and dedication you can achive your dreams.

works cited

Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.

"Michael Oher - Home." Michael Oher - Home. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.