Learning Ally - National Achievement Awards: Emily Daly

Emily Daly

Lafayette, LA

Winner of Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards(LTL) for Students with a Learning Disability

Emily Daly

Emily is a freshman at Notre Dame University. She is profoundly dyslexic and dysgraphic, and was told in childhood that she would never learn to read. “You must refuse to let people label you,” she affirms, “because it destroys the greatness that lives inside each of us.” As the winner of numerous school and literary awards, Emily has helped her teachers see that students with learning differences can succeed beyond their wildest dreams. “I am the girl who chooses to study harder, to love more deeply, and to squeeze every ounce of joy out of life that I can,” she says. “With the help of Learning Ally, I have learned to turn my disability into strength.”

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