UnityPoint Health - Meriter Speaker Series: Leigh Anne Tuohy
Mon, May 22
Capitol Theater: $20 - $64
Ages 6 and up
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Social connections and shared experiences are essential to your health and well-being. Join with family, friends and colleagues to be inspired by these powerful stories of strength, hope and resilience.
Dubbed a “warrior princess” by author Michael Lewis in his best-selling book The Blind Side, Leigh Anne is the inspirational matriarch of the Tuohy family. Leigh Anne inspires audiences to recognize the full potential of individuals in their community and to find value in those who society has deemed valueless. She shares her personal Blind Side observations, from seeing Michael Oher the first time to how the experience changed her as a person and the Tuohys as a family. She is a champion of cheerful giving and inspires others through her personal stories of determination and generosity.
The chronicle of the Tuohy family’s life, Michael Lewis’ New York Times number one best-seller, The Blind Side, is a record-breaking Hollywood blockbuster that earned more than $300 million and has become the number one sports film in history. The film boldly depicts both the struggles and triumphs of building a blended family; Sandra Bullock won her first Academy Award for her portrayal of Leigh Anne in the film.
- Author of New York Times best-seller “In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving”
- Founder of the Making It Happen Foundation