|Justin Wilson at the 2008 qualifying event
for Indy 500.
By Manningmbd (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0
or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons
Fans of IndyCar Series racing might already know who Justin Wilson is. British born, he’s won a
number of races. According to his web page, Justin’s placed in the top 25 finishers at each Indy race he’s participated in this season.
He’s no stranger to hard work or dealing with difficulty in the world beyond racing. In 2012, he fractured a vertebrae in his back, which involved a frustrating amount of recovery time. However, long before that, when he was 13 years old, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. His brother, also a racer, is dyslexic, too, but he was diagnosed at the age of six, which ment he was able to get vital help earlier on in life.
Like many of us, he was subject to teasing as he was growing up because of it. He also had to work twice as hard to get enough skill in reading and writing in order to pass the tests he needed to. Although he still has difficulty in reading, he sees value in his dyslexia. The struggle he endured when younger taught him the value of hard work, which he was later able to apply to his calling – racing.
For more information on how Justin’s dyslexia affects him and his outlook on it, check this article out.