Loch Ness Maddie
Maddie first swam in a pool at 1 month of age, and she hasn’t left the water since. Now 10 years old, she swims year round with Cypress-Fairbanks Swim Club FLEET Team, where she is a fierce breaststroker and positive teammate.
When not in the pool, Maddie loves listening to music, acting, playing the piano, selling Girl Scout cookies, and doing cartwheels everywhere she goes. She has strong faith, is a great friend, and is very generous. Maddie enjoys learning in English and Spanish in a dual-language program at her public school.
She immediately said “Si” when she learned about the opportunity to swim to raise awareness and funds for dyslexia. This combines her love of swimming and her heart for service to others. She is swimming on behalf of the 3,800 students with dyslexia in Houston ISD where her mom works and serves. This will be Maddie’s first ocean swim and she is excited to join in this challenge with her teammates, as they all strive to reach their goal and make a difference.
Kerry 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
NoticeAbility will be following Kerry’s preparation and swim this summer on social media.
Kerry's Facebook: Kerry Swims for Dyslexia
NoticeAbility Facebook: NoticeAbility
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