Give the Gift of Reading: Success Stories

Blinded Plane Crash Survivor Rebounds in Education

Totally blinded after a small plane crash, Barry Hyde endured a long recovery and had to start his life and education over again. With Learning Ally's help, he was able to complete his college and advanced degrees -- and today he works as a flight safety analyst at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, DC.


"I'm not alone in this world" - William's Dyslexia Story

Listen in as 11-year old William H. describes what it's like to live with dyslexia, and how being part of the Learning Ally community has changed his world.


A Mother Shares Her Dyslexic Daughter's Turnaround

Barbara Marbury talks about her daughter's early struggles with dyslexia, her success as a high school graduate, and the benefits of support that impact a whole community. You can help us give the gift of reading to those who need it most. Visit to make an easy online donation.


Bryanna's Poetic Journey Through Dyslexia

College student, writer and poet Bryanna Marbury shares a glimpse into her journey with dyslexia. You can help us give the gift of reading to thousands of students like Bryanna who need it most.


Overcoming Dyslexia: From High School Failure to Aerospace Engineer

Overcoming dyslexia early on can have a big impact on the direction of a dyslexics life. 20% of students with learning disabilities, like dyslexia, drop out of high school. These students are three times more likely to be unemployed than those who go to college. Learning Ally's National Board Member Kettner Griswold shares his journey through dyslexia and failing grades to success in college and a successful science career. You can help us give the gift of reading to those who need it most.


Dyslexic Student Flourishes in Law School

As a child with dyslexia, Ashley Reese struggled to read and totally lost her confidence in the classroom. Today she's a thriving law school student in the nation's capital, and Learning Ally is proud to have played a role in her success. You can help us give the gift of reading to thousands of students like Ashley.


Keira's Experience of Dyslexia

Middle schooler Keira talks about being a student with dyslexia, the value of accessible audiobooks and the empowering influence of Learning Ally's YES! program -- a community of kids with dyslexia just like her.