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Logan’s Story

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Hi, my name is Logan Darr and I am now a sophomore here at East Carolina University. Lets just say learning hasn’t always been easy for me. Ever since I was little I’ve always had trouble concentrating and understanding things inside and outside of the classroom. I was only five-years old when my parents found out that I had ADHD from me struggling in class.

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Sage’s Story

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Hey! What’s up guys! My name is Sage. I am 20 years old and a freshman at East Carolina University. I grew up in High Point, NC. My learning differences are an auditory processing disorder and ADHD. Currently, I am undecided as to what I would like to major in, but I’m leaning toward social work or child life. I want to become a great leader for my community. My life goals are to finish college and succeed in everything I do.

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McKenna’s Story

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Hey everyone, I am McKenna, an 18-year-old freshmen at East Carolina University. I am from a little town outside of Winston Salem, North Carolina called Rural Hall where I was born and raised. I am diagnosed with an attention deficit disorder and dyslexia. So far my major is undecided, but I know I want to serve students with special needs in some way, which has always been my life goal and my motivation to do well in school.

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Brooke’s Story

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Hi my name is Brooke and my hometown is Virginia Beach, Virginia. I am nineteen years old and currently in my second semester of my sophomore year at East Carolina University. I have been diagnosed with dyscalculia along with some processing and short-term recall disorders. My major is elementary education with a concentration in reading.

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Stephanie’s Story

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My name is Stephanie. I am in my fourth year at East Carolina University, and my major is communications with a concentration in Public Relations. What I want to do when I grow up is still unknown, but I am thinking of maybe working for a sports team. I am diagnosed with a math difference and auditory processing.

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Becca’s Story

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My name is Becca, and I am from Clayton, Delaware. I’m 19 years old and currently in my sophomore year of college at East Carolina University. I was diagnosed in the fifth grade with dyslexia after much confusion and many tests. My major is psychology with a minor in sociology. Right now I’m not sure what exactly I want to do after college. If possible, I would love to work with students who have learning differences in some way. Majoring in psychology seemed like a good choice for getting me closer to that goal.

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Chelsea’s Story

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My name is Chelsea, and I am from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I am 22 years young, and I will graduate with a degree in Communications and a Minor in Hospitality this May! I was diagnosed with dyslexia and a processing disorder in the 2nd grade. I am beating the odds against learning disabled students by attending college and being recognized on the Chancellors list. I hope to work in public relations, tourism, fashion, or the luxury lifestyle industry anywhere in the world.

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Sam’s Story

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My name is Sam, I am a junior at East Carolina University, and have been diagnosed with dyslexia and ADD with comprehension disabilities. I’m from Charlotte, NC, went to Charlotte Catholic high school, and then graduated from The Fletcher School. Right now I’m majoring in RCLS, specializing in Rec and Park Management. I love the outdoors and hope to find a career that keeps me in the wilderness or by the ocean.

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Courtney’s Story

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Hi, my name is Courtney! I am 21 years old and from Raleigh, North Carolina. I am currently in my senior year at East Carolina University, where I am majoring in Communications with a concentration in public relations and minor in English. One day I hope to work with a non-profit organization or public relations firm. My personal learning differences are dyslexia with a processing disorder.

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Marell’s Story

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My name is Marell, and my home town is Charlotte, NC. I’m 22 years old, currently a junior at East Carolina University, and have been diagnosed with dyslexia. I’m majoring in English and minoring in Communications with the dream of one day becoming an accomplished novelist. I love college, and have had some amazing experiences at East Carolina. But I wasn’t always so enthusiastic when it came to academics.

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