The National Center for Learning Disabilities Honors Daymond and Margot John

Posted April 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm

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Daymond and his mother were awarded the Distinguished Advocate Award at the NCLD Benefit Dinner

On Wednesday, March 9th, the 39th Annual National Center for Learning Disabilities Benefit Dinner was held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.  The Benefit Dinner celebrates and honors the 1 in 5 individuals in the United States with learning and attention Issues. This year, Daymond John and his mother, Margot John, attended as honorees and were each awarded the Distinguished Advocate Award.

At the event, Mrs. John took the stage for the first time and was honored for the love, support and education that she has provided Daymond throughout his entire life.  Daymond, who himself is dyslexic, spent his childhood under the watchful eye of his mother. She made it her priority to guide him and to instill in him the principles that became the foundation for his future success.

Margot John’s mission is always to help and enable others to grow fast, overcome their limitations, expand their horizons and dream big. The impact she has made on the lives of friends, acquaintances and admirers is perfectly summed up by her son who says, “I get my discipline, my focus, and my drive from my mother”.

Throughout his career, Daymond has been an advocate for all those living with learning and attention issues.  He is currently an Advisory Board Member for Understood.org, one of the organizations held under the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

“The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the one in five children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues – by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools, and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. “

Photo credit: Samara Naeymi (Understood)