I heart mom - mother's day dyslexia momsOn Mother’s Day, today,  we salute  and honor all the incredible dyslexia moms the world over who have been doing whatever it takes to help these precious souls. You know who you are. We probably don’t thank you enough, but you make a tremendous difference in your children’s lives.

“Every summer, my mother was re-teaching me to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, all the way up until I’m in college…” – Douglas Merrill, first CIO of Google, President EMI Music, CEO ZestFinance

“When my mother told me that I was dyslexic it was both a gift and a bit of a cross to bear, but she tried to make me feel like it was something special and I was going to be great with it.” – Orlando Bloom, actor

” I knew I wasn’t stupid, and I knew I wasn’t dumb. My mother told me that.” – Whoopi Goldberg, actress, writer, producer, activist

“The only way my mum could get me to work at my reading was if she promised to get me an agent. She said to me, ‘If you come to me with a book in your hand and a smile on your face every single day during the summer holidays, then at the end of it I will get you an agent.” – Keira Knightley, actress

“So my mother created the ‘exceptions’: ‘mental health days’ Anytime I had a spelling test or I didn’t want to go to school…Mental health days were one of the few bright spots in my life.” – Jonathan Mooney, co-founder Eye to Eye Mentoring, author, Learning Outside the Lines

“My mother taught me to love my work. I learned everything about business from her. I watched her work. She enabled me to work.” – David Geffen, Dreamworks

“…no one ever talked about dyslexia. In those days were were just classed as ‘thick’. But eventually my mother realized what was happening and taught me herself.” – Natasha Cooper, author Trish Maguire series

“His mother had read everything to him…there was some opposition to his continuance in medical school on the part of the dean and one other faculty member, but the opposition subsided…After his graduation a report came from a distance medical school hospital stating that this man was the best intern they had had for some time. He passed his American boards in internal medicine and became the head of a group practice clinic in a large city…” – Lloyd Thompson, Reading Disability