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Learning disabilities can create educational and social challenges to those who struggle with them.  Despite their learning obstacles, the following stars are living proof that students struggling with learning disabilities can achieve their dreams.Keira

Learning disabilities can create educational and social challenges to those who struggle with them.  Despite their learning obstacles, the following stars are living proof that students struggling with learning disabilities can achieve their dreams.

Keira Knightley:   British star Keira Knightly wanted to be an actress since she was a toddler, but it wasn’t an easy task.  Knightely was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 6. Her parents forced her to focus on reading skills if she wanted to act. In a Boston Globe Article , Knightly credited her struggle with dyslexia for making her tougher and teaching her how far tenacity could take her.

Bruce Willis:   Although this mega movie star often kicks butt on the big screen, he struggled as a student. Willis suffered from a severe stutter for the first 20 years of his life. According to a 2001 biography, Willis explained that acting helped him overcome his obstacle.  He said, “A big part of my sense of humor came out of my stuttering, in trying to overcome that and have some dignity. I said, 'Yes, I stutter, but I can make you laugh.'”

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