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Living With Dyslexia Scholarship Winner – Essay by Alexis

Geoff Nixon

By Geoff Nixon

Anything Is Possible If You Put Your Mind To It, With Or Without Dyslexia

Alexis is not about to let dyslexia stop her from her dream of being a veterinarian.  Here is her essay:

My name is Alexis S. and I found out that I had dyslexia when I was in third grade. I have always had a hard time reading and writing, and feel behind in class often when I was little.

Growing up with this disability was hard but it taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to. The first time I found this out was when I wanted to get straight A’s in school so my parents would believe in me.

Then I was able to do dual enrollment classes as a junior in high school, and II got an A in my first college class I saw that I could do anything I put my mind to.

This will help me in college because you need to believe you can do something to be able to do it or come close to doing it. Having faith in myself will help me in my future career when I need to lead people. People acknowledge you more when they hear the confidence in your voice.

It will also help me when I have to try something new or an animals life depends on me. I want to be a veterinarian so I have a lot of college and I will have a lot of animals depending on my diagnosis. I will most likely be cutting into an animal and I will have to have confidence in myself to be able to perform the procedure and perform it correctly.

Dyslexia is hard to learn around, but with the help of my parents and teachers I was able to and able to learn that I can do anything I put my mind to. I will never give up on any of my dream, even if that means I will get little sleep, it will be worth it in the end. Thank you for your time, and I hope you always remember that you can do anything you want with the right mindset.

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