In just over 1 month, a team of proud students with dyslexia will take to the waters of Martha’s Vineyard to participate in the 2016 Bicoastal Aquathon. We would like to introduce you to these amazing individuals.Aquathon Team Member;Walker, Age 10. Can you describe the most challenging moment you have had with your dyslexia? "The most challenging moment was when I was doing word problems in Math. I typically find math easier than reading, but when we started word problems, I could not read the problem and it made math hard." What did you learn from it? How has that moment lead you to become the powerful dyslexic that you are today? "What I learned is to try my best and keep trying until I get it. That experience has helped me to be open to trying new things." What advice would you have for someone your age with dyslexia? "To try your best at everything and it does not matter if you get it, if you work hard it will come to you." If you could tell everyone in the world one thing about dyslexia, what would it be? "That it does not matter if you cannot spell, you are still smart." What is your dyslexic superpower? "I have a great memory."
TO DONATE BY CHECK Please make checks payable to ‘New Profit Inc” In memo line PLEASE mention ‘NoticeAbility Inc’ New Profit Inc Attn: P. Dao / NoticeAbility 200 Clarendon Street, Floor 44 Boston, MA, 02116 1 team, 2 oceans, 26 miles, and you! During the summer of 2015, NoticeAbility’s Founder, Dean Bragonier, was the first person to successfully swim around Martha’s Vineyard Island. This year NoticeAbility is upping the ante. On Sunday, August 7th, NoticeAbility’s Bicoastal Relay Team will complete a 26.2 miles, open-ocean swim, passing the baton between the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.NoticeAbility’s team will be anchored by Kerry Yonushonis who will attempt a solo 22-mile swim from Catalina Island to Long Beach, CA. At the same time, Dean will lead a team of dyslexic students in a 4.2-mile relay swim along the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Together the Pacific and Atlantic contingents will complete the world’s first Bicoastal Aquathon.