Frank Gore, NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers, was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child. He struggled with school and had difficulties performing several types of tasks. Playing football was a way for him to escape his classroom woes.

Gore learned how to ask for help and manage his dyslexia. He overcame that challenge, along with several other personal obstacles, to become one of the best running backs in the game. Gore has always maintained a positive mindset and this, along with his deep passion for football, allowed him to succeed.

Read more of Gore’s story over at Bleacher Report.