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Taking 'Blind Side' to new level

By Kim Grizzard

The Daily Reflector

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By now, it seems that nearly everybody knows the story of the kid who came from a broken home, was taken in as a teenager by an unlikely family and ultimately rose to fame in the NFL.

Becky Vinson has never seen the movie “The Blind Side,” which is about Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher. She never has read the book by Sean and Leigh Anne Touhy, who adopted Oher and helped change his life.

She never needed to; it is a story she knows by heart. The 38-year-old eastern North Carolina native has lived that story — or at least her version of it. Vinson, an East Carolina University graduate, will tell her story this week as part of the Sport Leadership Speaker Series.

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This is a wonderful story in a world with so much bad news. Becky Vinson is an inspiration to many. It's one thing to give of your excess but she had little to give, yet made so much of it. It was also great to hear of the support of her nursing school classmates -- makes me proud to have my son attend a school with caring people such as them. Thank you for sharing this inspiring story.

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