#vernonfrancois Part 1

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#vernonfrancois Part 1: Dear Dyslexia, It’s me, Vernon. It’s no secret that you and I have had an extremely difficult relationship. In the past you have made my life very painful, lonely and dark. So, this may come as a surprise, but I am writing to thank you. Thank you for making me into the person who I am today. As a child, I lost count of the number of times that people would laugh at me, make me feel totally stupid, insecure and exposed because of you. The torment of not just school mates, but my own family mocking my not being able to read or spell something, through no fault of my own, was utterly devastating. In my early teens, do you remember how teachers would dismiss me for having a low attention span or being disinterested? They should have spotted that you were there, instead of writing me off as a no hoper with a bad attitude to learning. Maybe they did suspect but didn’t know how to handle you? We’ll never know. #Dyslexia #dyslexiaawareness #vernonfrancois