Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been helping out with charitable ventures this summer, and he recently threw his support behind NoticeAbility, an organization which helps provide alternative curricula for students with dyslexia. Although Marchand does not have dyslexia himself, he said in a video for the organization that he identifies with the battle to achieve goals in life which students with dyslexia constantly fight. Marchand's appearance helped to promote NoticeAbility founder Dean Bragonier's swim around Martha's Vineyard, an island in Massachusetts, as a way to raise funds for the non-profit.
"With anything that you want to achieve in life, you have to do that consistently and want to try to improve," Marchand said. "I don't think there's anything that you can just pick up and become instantly perfect at it or instantly great. It's something you have to repeatedly do and try to perfect. Perfection is pretty much impossible but you can always strive to be perfect and there's always a way to improve and get better. That's something that you can really take to heart and try to do with anything in life whether that's be an athlete or a singer or a professor or a family man. It's always about being better."The video was filmed at Fenway Park, where Marchand was taking in a James Taylor concert. Marchand also met with Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings, at the show.
- FoxSports (8.10.2015) See more at: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/bruins-brad-marchand-pitches-in-for-dyslexia-charity-081015