This is an excerpt from Independent Joe Magazine Issue #15 that will be in your mailbox in the next few days.

Franchisee made famous in the story “The Blind Side” will share his Inspirational Story with DDIFO

Sean Tuohy always wanted to be his own boss. Today, as the owner of 89 Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s restaurants, he has achieved his dream. But his story, and the lessons he has learned, are an inspiration to all. On September 28, Tuohy will make the keynote address at the DDIFO National Members Conference at Mohegan Sun.

Because Sean’s dad was the basketball coach at a prestigious private school in New Orleans, Sean was granted a private school education even though it was not something his family could afford. He says he knew what it meant to the poor kid in private school. What he didn’t know is how that experience would change him forever.

After a stellar basketball career of his own at the University of Mississippi, Tuohy played professionally overseas. When his father became ill, Tuohy returned home to be with him during his final days. Then he started building a career off the basketball court.

Today, Tuohy is well known as a successful businessman and as a broadcaster for the Memphis Grizzlies NBA franchise. But he is world renowned as the man who adopted Michael Oher, an NFL star who might have never reached his own dreams if not for Tuohy, his wife, Leigh Anne, and their children, Collins and Sean Jr. The story of the Tuohys and Oher was made famous in the best-selling book and major motion picture The Blind Side. The Tuohys took Michael off the street, gave him a loving home and the support he needed to succeed in the classroom and excel on the football field.

“I wouldn’t be the same had I not gone through this. When you eyes are open wider than the sockets you tend to see more than you did before,” he told Independent Joe in a recent interview.

By opening their home to a wayward teenager – the Tuohys took a risk. They were a comfortable family enjoying the success of their hard work. When they took Michael in from the cold during Thanksgiving, they had no idea that Michael was so close to falling through the cracks; nor did they know the tremendous potential he had. They knew it was a risky step, yet they weren’t afraid.

“You know, you take a risk every day of your life. When you get in your car and drive across a bridge you take a risk. You don’t know if your tires are good, or if the pilings are going to hold, or if the bridge will fall in. But you don’t really stop and think about it, do you?” the Tuohys said in a 2010 Charisma magazine interview.

This is an excerpt from Independent Joe Magazine Issue #15 that will be in your mailbox in the next few days.

On September 28, Tuohy will make the keynote address at the DDIFO National Members Conference at Mohegan Sun.

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