"Gore suffered from a severe form of dyslexia and struggled mightily with reading and writing, relegating him to an education curriculum that would earn him only a special education diploma.
"It would have prevented him from going to college," Montoya said.
Montoya helped spearhead an effort to have Gore transferred to a regular curriculum. That would take specialized tutoring. And it would require sustained effort from Gore himself. But it provided a path to his dream, which was all he ever wanted."
"If just one of those twists in his path had not occurred, perhaps he would be slightly less determined. Maybe he'd be more easily satisfied. He could be just a little less driven."