After the Blind Side

Only three years after The Blind Side burst onto the scene, breaking box office records and inspiring individuals nationwide, Sean and Leigh Anne continue to make an impact.  In July 2010, they released the New York Times best-seller, In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving, and established their charity, The Making it Happen Foundation which promotes awareness, provides hope and improves standards of living for all the children fighting to survive in the invisible cracks in society. A fun element of their charity is the weekly Tuohy Trivia which offers a lucky winner a $25 gift to the charity of his or her choice. Through both projects, the Tuohy family continues their mission to inspire hope, ignite generosity, and make it happen for the deserving, but underserved youth.

The Tuohy family’s inspirational story has been covered all over the national media includingGood Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, and Huckabee to name a few. They are also working on a new book and potential televisions shows. They are actively involved in many civic and faith-based organizations, including Grace Evangelical Church, of which they are founding members.

At the podium, they invite audiences to go behind-the-scenes of the Tuohy household with a heartwarming message:

“In our house, we believe in miracles.”

Our Family

When someone comes into your life, like a Michael Oher, trust me , when I tell you that you (the giver) will benefit much more than the receiver ever will. We truly learned about being a real family when Michael came into our lives. We were fooling ourselves before. One simple random act of kindness opened our eyes to the true meaning of what a family was all about.Leigh Anne Tuohy