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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