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Kerry Swims For Dyslexia

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BENEFITING: New Profit, Inc.

ORGANIZER: kerry

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THE STORY:

When Lucca was in kindergarten his teacher began to notice he couldn't connect sounds with letters. She suggested getting him tested, because this didn't seem to match up with what she thought were his capabilities. Sure enough, the diagnosis was dyslexia. Throughout elementary he has had individual tutoring in phonics, and eventually landed in a fantastic school for learning differences called Briarwood in Houston. 

The first day of his new school he said "Kids here think like me. Most of the kids have dyslexia, and I don't feel different from everyone". This began Lucca's healing journey of self-acceptance and understanding that while dyslexia has challenges, there are many benefits from this type of thinking. "I think in big ideas, but not in details", he said. This is true for many dyslexics, who are great macro thinkers, but putting the details into place is more challenging. 

When asked why this relay was important to Lucca he said, "We are showing kids the cool things dyslexics can do!"

Kkerry Yonushonis wrote -

Between May 19 – 21, 2017, weather dependent, a team of student swimmers will attempt a historic open water swim by swimming the length of Galveston Island in the Gulf of Mexico. The distance is approximately 30 miles, with each swimmer completing a portion of the swim in a rotating relay format.

All of the swimmers have dyslexia or have a family member / friend with dyslexia they are supporting.  In addition, this event is being organized by Marathon Open Water Swimmer and Stellar Dyslexic, Kerry Yonushonis, along with her Business Partner and Stellar Mother of a Dyslexic, Courtney Turpin.

Each team member will raise funds for NoticeAbility, a non-profit dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build their self-esteem. They incorporate the neuroscience of dyslexia, the best practices of special education, and the technology of Silicon Valley to construct learning curricula and teacher training programs for global distribution.

ABOUT NOTICEABILITY: NoticeAbility is a nonprofit organization that designs and delivers proprietary curricula to students with dyslexia. Grounded in social-emotional learning research, executive function methodology and project management techniques, NoticeAbility offers authentic inquiry experiences in vocational subjects that cater to the neurological strengths of the dyslexic mind: entrepreneurship, engineering, architecture and narrative storytelling (film, literature and stage).

Your donation helps NoticeAbility create curriculum for and by dyslexics. 

*TO DONATE BY CHECK*

  • Please make checks payable to 'New Profit Inc”  
  • In memo line mention  PLEASE mention 'NoticeAbility Inc'

New Profit Inc.

Attn: P. Dao / NoticeAbility

200 Clarendon Street, Floor 44

Boston, MA, 02116 

Social Media: 

NoticeAbility will be following Kerry’s preparation and swim this summer on social media.

NoticeAbilityBlog: NoticeAbility.org/blog 

Kerry's Facebook: Kerry Swims for Dyslexia 

Twitter: @NoticeAbilityLD

NoticeAbility Facebook: NoticeAbility

Follow the Hashtags:‪
#‎whatsyourability‬
‪#‎swimfordyslexia‬

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To This Fundraiser

$1,325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Doug Ginsberg

    $50

  • Eleanor and Harvery Incerpi

    $100

  • Dr. and Mrs. Wm Yonushonis

    $100

  • www.TeamRandA.com

    $25

  • Robyn Winegardner

     

  • Ebony

    $25

  • Kim Milone

    $100

  • Embrace Orthodontics, Dr. Angela Tran

    $100

  • Chloë McCardel

    $25

  • Caleb and Lily Syna

    $100

  • Asher, Emerson, and Lilian StClair-Foster

    $100

  • Henry and Daisy Storbakken

    $100

  • Deborah (Dory) Johns

    $25

  • Jennifer Kearny

    $100

  • Teresa Horler

    $100

  • Los Bergs del Norte

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $25,524 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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kerry Yonushonis

Amount Raised

$10,474

 

105% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Mako Shark Mathhew

Amount Raised

$4,020

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Cape Cod Chip

Amount Raised

$3,420

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Dolphin Doug

Amount Raised

$2,200

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Reef Shark

Amount Raised

$1,550

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Leopard Shark Lucca

Amount Raised

$1,325

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SailFish Sean

Amount Raised

$1,235

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Abbie Gator

Amount Raised

$650

Donor Comments

Los Bergs del Norte

Los Bergs del Norte

DONATION: $25

We love you, Lucca!!! 3 months ago

Teresa Horler

Teresa Horler

DONATION: $100

Best of Luck! Teresa Carlos Madi and Karl 3 months ago

Jennifer Kearny

Jennifer Kearny

DONATION: $100

Such a great cause....you are my hero �� 3 months ago

Deborah (Dory) Johns

Deborah (Dory) Johns

DONATION: $25

Keep on swimming! 3 months ago

Henry and Daisy Storbakken

Henry and Daisy Storbakken

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Asher, Emerson, and Lilian StClair-Foster

Asher, Emerson, and Lilian StClair-Foster

DONATION: $100

So proud of you Lucca! We can't wait to cheer you on!! 3 months ago

Caleb and Lily Syna

Caleb and Lily Syna

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Chloë McCardel

Chloë McCardel

DONATION: $25

GO Lucca! We are cheering for you and team all the way from Melbourne, Australia! 4 months ago

Embrace Orthodontics, Dr. Angela Tran

Embrace Orthodontics, Dr. Angela Tran

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Kim Milone

Kim Milone

DONATION: $100

A tribute to the Mighty Quinn! 4 months ago