TAMPA, Fla. — Mariana Gillen knows what it's like to feel different, to feel as if she's reading a different school book than other kids in her class.
"It was hard when I was younger," says Mariana. "But dyslexia can't stop anyone. Dyslexia is a superpower."
This remarkable Girl Scout needed a project for her Silver Award. So she decided to look within, helping kids with dyslexia just like her.
Each M.A.R.I. Kit contains headphones to help students concentrate and focus, a word tile game, a whiteboard and more.
Gonzmart, who funded the project, also has dyslexia. It is something he didn't fully grasp until later in life.
"At the age of 43, I realized that, what I had considered a disability, wasn't," said Gonzmart.
The United Way Suncoast will now distribute the kits to area kids.
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