Mason Soccer Star Thrives after Dyslexia Diagnosis: ‘I Decided to Own It’

Taylor Washington will never forget the moment in August 2012 when he was diagnosed with dyslexia.

After wondering for so long why he always had so much trouble in school, “and thinking I was stupid,” the diagnosis was unburdening and empowering.

“I really decided to own it,” the George Mason University senior said. “I’m going to overcome adversity. This is going to make me stronger, and it has. I have a newfound sense of going after everything and knowing I can do whatever I set my mind to.”

Three years later, Washington is proving his point.

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