David Chalk is a man who many believed had everything – but he didn’t. In 2021, at the age of 62, David learned to read. His life is forever changed and, along with learning to read, spell, and write, he has found a previously unknown sense of peace and a new outlook on the world. David has a career as a futuristic leader in technology, with a resume matched by few. He successfully turned around a $150 million dollar computer company in record time, saving it from bankruptcy. Along with being the founder of more than 15 successful companies, he holds the world’s only true patent in cyber security. When Windows 95 was being introduced to the market, Bill Gates asked David personally to speak on his behalf to the Canadian market. He has been described as having a brilliantly gifted mind and was awarded a Doctorate Degree in Technology by the University of the Fraser Valley. David, diagnosed with dyslexia, suffered quietly for more than 50 years. His parents were told he was mentally handicapped and would not amount to anything or be able to create a life for himself. His high school counselor told the family he most likely would live on the streets and die there. What could make life so terrible and hopeless for this boy? The inability to read. David would like all educators to be acutely aware that the ability to read is the most important skill a person can possess to truly live a happy life. His accomplishments show that perseverance and determination can bring financial success but what David had never found was peace and joy in his own life, until now, thanks to finally being taught to read.