The Lucky Few – a story about Growing Up With a Learning Disability

It was a cold, blustery Tuesday morning.  I rushed out to the car, head down, to avoid a smack of cold to the face. As I backed out of the driveway I hit the garbage receptacle and crushed my left tail-light.  Ugh. My wonderful, helpful husband set had set them by the curb, perfectly in my blind spot. During my drive to school, I was able to work out my frustration about the busted tail-light, however; that was not the end of my horrible, no good, terrible morning!

But, there was ONE bright, amazing and inspiring thing that day.

I read a book, The Lucky Few.

This book was written by Samuel Frei, who has Dyslexia.  It is a chronological story of Sam’s life from First Grade to present.

No matter how “bad” of a day you think you are having, Sam’s story will change your perspective.

Sam has a knack for drawing.  Sometimes his dyslexia gets in the way…but he doesn’t let that stop him!!

I read somewhere that up to 10% of all school-age children have a learning disability. I consider these kids to be the lucky few—and I am one of them. I didn’t always think I was lucky. As a matter of fact, there were lots of days when I didn’t want to go to school. I just wanted to stay home and play outside, explore, ride my bike—anything but try to read and write. But with the help of some fabulous teachers, I was able to see what a gift I had been given. This is my story.

The purpose of Turning Around Dyslexia is to share stories, like @The_lucky_few.  You can find Sam’s book on Amazon.  It would make a great gift for any teacher, or loved one with dyslexia.

You can follow Sam on Twitter: @The_lucky_few .

If you would like to share your dyslexia story, click the Guesting Posting tab at the top of my blog for contact info.  Look forward to hearing from YOU!  I would love to feature your story!

Let’s support Dyslexia Awareness by sharing stories like Sam’s and others that have been shared here on my blog.

Thank you!

~sherri