believed in everything and everyone. He dreamed big
dreams like going to college, driving a car, having
a family. He also dreamed small dreams like reading
and writing all of his brothers and sisters names. For
him his small dreams were as big as his big dreams.
Michael suffered from Dyslexia. Dyslexia has to do with
how the brain organizes what the eyes see and the ears
hear. The condition is such that traditional methods
of teaching reading will not work with a person with
Michael died in 1993 at the age of 9 never
fully being able to accomplish his small or big dreams.
However, his tenacity, his will and determined to accomplish
the impossible in his life and for his life lives on.
The word impossible for Michael was just
a big word used by small people who find it easier to
live in the world they have been given than to explore
the power they have to change it.
Michael knew that
one day he would read. He wanted the power to change
his life. Through reading, Michael was taught that he
could change his life, that of his family, and the world.
Michael’s dream lives on.
The Michael A. Hughes Memorial Foundation
is dedicated to preserving the determination and spirit
of students who suffer from Dyslexia or similar learning
disabilities as well as physical disabilities as Michael
also suffered from a rare heart condition. We believe
that young people with desire should be encouraged to
pursue their dreams. We do not believe that young people
should be discouraged from the pursuit of their dreams
because of a physical or learning disability. Therefore,
The Foundation offers young people of all ages with
chances to continue to pursue their dreams by providing
scholarships to reading camps and continuing education
I, on behalf of the Foundation would like
to thank you in advance for your support. We are looking
to raise $100,000 in the next 5 years to improve our
service and enhance resources given to more students.
We have an exciting next 5 years ahead of us…
and we are glad you have chosen to join us.