As we enter into a new day, new week, new month, it is my hope that we continue to make great strides in taking care of our children’s minds, hearts and souls as they grapple with learning in school.
Seeking inspiration in our lives and in the lives of others is a part of the solution. We need reminders that out of our current struggles can emerge great success. We all benefit from hearing the stories of others who prevailed against significant odds.
For this blog post, I thought you’d enjoy hearing from some extraordinary souls that I had the great pleasure to interview.
From the inspirational podcast series “From Suffering to Success,” Dr. Michael Hart interviews former NFL football player, Jovan Haye about his initial struggle and ultimate success, in spite of his severe dyslexia. Hear his unique and encouraging story that inspired the defensive lineman’s recent book Bigger Than Me: How a Boy Conquered Dyslexia to play in the NFL.
In this interview for From Suffering to Success, Dr. Michael Hart talks to Sprague Theobald, a multiple Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker who struggled mightily in school and was not diagnosed with dyslexia until he was 30. Theobald’s story is one of courage, strength and tremendous persistence. He’s a great inspiration for all of us.
Sprague Theobald was awarded his second Emmy for the documentary “The Other Side of The Ice.” In the summer of 2009, a small crew, which included Theobald, his son and two step-children, took a 57′ trawler, Bagan, on a riveting journey north. The expedition traveled from Newport, RI, up through the Arctic’s infamous Northwest Passage and down through the Bering Sea. It concluded in Seattle, WA. By completing the 8,500 miles, five-month trip, Bagan became the first production powerboat in history to find and transit the Passage.
Lisa Otter Rose:
In this interview for From Suffering to Success, Dr. Michael Hart interviews Lisa Rose, the author of middle grade novel You’ve Got Verve, Jamie Ireland!. Rose has written a poignant novel about a dyslexic child that beautifully captures the journey from confusion, anger and shame to a sense of hope about the future.
Rose’s book was born out of her own experience as a mother of three children with learning issues. In this podcast interview, please listen to how this mom became an “enlightened warrior” in her quest to provide the best education for her kids. There are many lessons to be learned for all of us.
In this podcast, you will learn:
- How the book was born out of Rose’s own experience as a mother of three children with learning issues.
- How this mom became an “enlightened warrior” in her quest to provide the best education for her kids.
I hope you enjoy!