Michael Jerome Oher is an American football star. Leigh Anne Tuohy had pity on Michael and decided to adopt him into her family. She and her husband did all they could for the future champion. Leigh hired tutors and consultants for him. She and Michael memorized Bible verses together. Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy are evangelical Christians who proved by their actions their faith in the Lord. The Tuohy family also took part in the planting of one of the quickest growing evangelical churches in the city of Memphis. Their true love and care changed Michael's life forever.