18-year-old cannot read and write, but passes the university entrance exams and is admitted with excellent grades
October 04, 2022
Everyone, sooner or later, finds themselves in difficult situations, but if we are strong and determined, nothing can stop us. It is, therefore, the spirit that counts and how much effort we put into solving our problems. This is definitely the opinion of the guy we want to tell you about here.
He is an 18-year-old who, despite his cognitive difficulties, managed to hold his head held high and did not admit defeat. He was able to respond to his problems with a smile and, for this reason, he overcame his challenges. Here is his story:
via Times Now News
Oliver Chadwick is a young man from Bath, UK who has attracted the attention of web users. The reason? The young man has a severe form of dyslexia that has never allowed him the opportunity to learn to read and write, but, despite this, he has achieved a very important, personal milestone. Oliver managed to graduate and enrolled in the faculty of mathematical engineering at the University of Bristol.
This was a challenge that Oliver was determined to take on. "If people know that you cannot read or write, they will be convinced that you are not able to do anything. But this is not so. True, I have always encountered great difficulties, but I managed to overcome these. Now I have chosen a path in mathematics as it is something I can handle quite well on my own and I don't always need support," Oliver said.
Sophie, Oliver's mother, is 54 years old and since her son was in middle school she has been by his side and has worked as hard as she could to make him as literate as much as possible. She reduced her working hours and invested the time in coaching Oliver, but unfortunately, she did not have great results. Notwithstanding this, she persevered.
"I was aware that I did not know how to read and I would never be able to learn how, but getting angry about this would not help me. In spite of everything, I never felt that I was worth less than others and, for this, I have to thank my teachers. They also worked hard educating me and they realized that they could get better results giving me instructional videos to watch," Oliver said.
The Ralph Allen School, from where Oliver graduated, saluted the efforts of the teaching staff. Obviously, at the university there will be someone who will help Oliver, but we are sure that he will overcome his challenges.
Good luck, Oliver!