This UM student learned the value of work ethic due to his dyslexia.

Chris understood that overcoming his dyslexia wasn’t going to be easy, so he had to work hard and stay focused to succeed in school. His parents and teachers were helpful and understanding; he’d get extra time for tests and papers and even stay after school for help. Chris’ hard work and persistence paid off, as he is currently a student here at the University of Michigan.

Chris is a kinesiology major and is a member of the varsity wrestling team in the 184 lb. weight class. He was awarded the Big Ten Academic Athletic honors and has been a two-time athletic honor roll recipient. He will graduate in 2015 and later plans to coach high school wrestling.

You can read or listen to the interview below, where Chris believes hard work is an important way to improve any of your skills, and even overcome a learning disability. His motivation, dedication, and hard work are skills he knows will stay with him the rest of his life, and he is thankful he learned them because of his dyslexia.

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