When it comes to paying it forward, this champion for literacy’s story really shows how to turn a learning disability into vehicle for change.
After being told by his school teachers to go and stand in a bin because ‘that’s where you belong’, Mark Wilkinson went on to nurture his creative side and became a predominant furniture designer and the creator of the tradition English country kitchen style.
Mark and and his wife formed the Mark Wilkinson Foundation for Innovation and Employment charity to help people with dyslexia, a condition that affected Mark so badly that he could not read or write when he left school.
When quoted in a group of famous dyslexics with Erin Brokovich, Mark said: “Dyslexia brings more gifts than glitches. If you have it, flaunt it. When you stumble hold out a hand. Help will come. When you achieve, stand proud and then lend a hand with humility.”
Isn’t this what is all about? Be proud of who you are.
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