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Even with all the odds against him, Telik has not given up on himself. Help him reach his goal of learning to read. Give Telik a Chance!

Living in America today, literacy comes as a natural and necessary part of life. Learning to read is quite possibly the most important thing in a young child's life and it is what will ultimately prepare us to succeed in life. Without the ability to read, how are we to function in society? Truly, reading seems like a right we should all have.

This fundraiser aims to give that right back to a young boy in need. Telik Dudley, a 4th grade boy living in Charlottesville, VA, has major reading disabilities as well as other cognitive deficits. So far, the help he gets in school has not been enough and the free after-school tutoring he receives can only do so much. Many children with his same deficits are put in a special school or program where they can eventually conquer their deficits and learn to read at a sustainable level.

Telik's issue is that he comes from a family with a very limited amount of money and resources, making many of those doors closed to him. It is my goal to raise the money necessary to get Telik into a very special and successful cognitive training program that will give him the tools he needs to succeed. The Program is called Learning RX and you you can read more about it (see how key reading is?) at or check out one of the great videos linked on the side. Telik has been assessed to need a 36 week program that will get him to where he needs to be. Over eight thousand dollars have already been raised to make this happen and this is the last push!

Recently, Telik told me he had a dream that he graduated from college and was so happy. Thank you for any help you can give to make this dream of his and those who know and love him come true.
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