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SailFish Sean's Fundraiser:

Kerry Swims For Dyslexia

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BENEFITING: New Profit, Inc.

ORGANIZER: kerry

SailFish Sean

THE STORY:

Please welcome Sail Fish Sean! Sean is on student council, swims, plays football, and get joy from being outside. When I asked him what his biggest strength was, he said " being a kind friend". That just melted my heart!

"I love that I am on a relay team that is mostly dyslexic kids! I am a bit nervous about the open water. But, I will just keep reminding myself that I can do this, I don't ever give up, and there is tons of support for me!" 

Sean was diagnosed with dyslexia in grade 1. Luckily, his parents knew the early signs to look for, as his older brother has it as well. This really goes to show that it can be an inherited trait. "My favorite courses are science and math because there isn't as much reading involved, like in language classes. Dyslexia can make school work like reading and spelling a lot more difficult." Luckily for Sean, he is able to attend Briarwood, a school that focuses on learning differences such as dyslexia. Sean's advice for younger kids just getting the diagnosis of dyslexia, "Don't give up even if you are feeling down in reading and spelling, or if other kids are moving ahead faster. Make sure you speak up and advocate for yourself with the teacher. Maybe even go in after school if you don't understand something." 

I cannot wait to see what is in store for this incredibly well-rounded young man! Seriously, keep an eye on this kid in the future, as he will make waves!

 

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 

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

$1,235

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tim & Molly Church

    $100

  • Melissa Bade

    $50

  • Brian and Linda Talbot

    $50

  • Mark & Tracy Chamblee

    $50

  • Cheri Miller

    $50

  • John and Jeannette

    $100

  • Ghiselin Family

    $100

  • Phil & Ann Prasek

    $50

  • Julie Olson

    $25

  • The Stump family

    $100

  • Zachry & Kathryn Parrott

    $25

  • Anna Tremblay

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary Church

    $50

  • Govella Family

    $50

  • Friends of Sean

    $60

  • Sarah Anderson

    $50

  • Jim & Sherry Vetter

     

  • Phil & Mary Crisp

    $50

  • Reginald Tilley

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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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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$2,200

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$1,550

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Leopard Shark Lucca

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$1,325

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SailFish Sean

Amount Raised

$1,235

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Amount Raised

$650

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 months ago

Reginald Tilley

Reginald Tilley

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Phil & Mary Crisp

Phil & Mary Crisp

DONATION: $50

Impressive event. Good luck!! 3 months ago

Jim & Sherry Vetter

Jim & Sherry Vetter

3 months ago

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

DONATION: $50

"Clear eyes, full heart, can't lose!" Coach Taylor (Friday Night Lights) We believe in you, Sean!!! 3 months ago

Friends of Sean

Friends of Sean

DONATION: $60

4 months ago

Govella Family

Govella Family

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Mary Church

Mary Church

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 months ago

Anna Tremblay

Anna Tremblay

DONATION: $50

4 months ago