November 21, 2011
The following story was written by Anthony, from Pointe-Claire in Quebec. Anthony is enrolled in literacy classes at Literacy Unlimited, in Pointe-Claire. Literacy Unlimited celebrated 30 years in 2011, and they offer many services, such as: One-On-One Tutoring, School Literacy Program, Computer Skills Training, Classroom Assistance and Tutor Training Workshops.
My name is Anthony. Most people call me Tony. I came from Barbados July 5, 1975. My sister sponsored me. I worked as a mason and a pipefitter. At 39 years old I had a severe stroke. I could not see, remember, talk or walk. I was in rehabilitation for 15 years. It took me 7 months to talk. My sight and walking came back to normal in about 8 months. My memory is still up and down. I am no longer in the work force.
My wife’s name is Marlo. I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
My passion is cooking, square dancing and going to the casino once a week. am a member of the Swingingstars square dancing group. I am the membership director. We have 115 members. We dance 3 times a week.
There were 60 people at my house New Years Day. I did all the cooking.
Thank you to Literacy Unlimited for helping me get to where I am today.
[This story was taken with permission, from Write On! Student Literature - Expressing our thoughts and opinions,p. 3 - published by Literacy Unlimited.]