Last week the Seattle Times ran a front-page story on Vincenzo Di Salvo, a Tacoma School District student who received Edge coaching in middle school and triumphantly graduated high school. Next fall he will become the first in his family to attend college. Vincenzo credits Pam Frazier, his Edge coach, as the single biggest reason he was able to turn his life around and graduate. His is an inspiring story of the power of resilience, coaching and caring to overcome even the most difficult challenges.
October is ADHD Awareness Month. Our understanding of ADHD has steadily progressed since it was first formally recognized as a medical condition. For those with ADHD, life can be a constant struggle. Yet, some of the world’s most accomplished people have have overcome their diagnosis and leveraged their ADHD “super powers” to achieve extraordinary success in their field. Here are some of their inspiring stories.
Virgin Founder and adventurer Sir Richard Branson has dyslexia and ADHD—but that has not stopped him from building a major record label, owning a large airline, sending tourists into space or building an underwater plane. Branson is living proof of the … Read More
You may have noticed the increasing frequency of athlete’s being busted for misusing Adderall. The latest scandal came earlier this month when Seattle Seahawk’s starting cornerbacks, Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, face four-game suspensions for reportedly testing positive for a … Read More
The 2012/2013 Shire ADHD Scholarships were announced last week. We are busy working to find coaches for these deserving students so they can get started on building new habits over the summer. Congratulations to these students! Meanwhile, we’ve been hearing … Read More
Editor’s note: This week we are sharing an ADHD success story by Chad Rickner. Chad ran his first Ultra Marathon this year at age 40. He contacted us earlier this year because he wanted to dedicate run to the students … Read More
[Note: This is part one of a two part story written by guest blogger, Shaina Humphries, University of Illinios — Editor] Jesse is an average college student. He’s an engineering major at the University of Illinois, lives in a … Read More
Editor’s Note:Our last blog talked about how ADHD has impacted Jesse in school.This one explores how coaching has made a difference in his life.For more information about how an Edge ADHD Coach can help you visit Edge Foundation’s Coaching Page.] … Read More
Editor’s note: This week we are introducing a new column, Stories from the Edge: Real stories about how an ADHD coach helps. Today’s post is written by Kelsey Peterson, a junior at Parson’s School of Design. I knew from a young … Read More