The most amazing story ran on WFAA-TV Wednesday night by Shelly Slater on our treasured Allie Beth Allman and her personal secret: Allie Beth has battled dyslexia all her life.
But it sure hasn’t stopped her.
She is an icon in Dallas Real Estate, buying and selling homes to top movers and shakers including the biggest sale in Dallas, to George and Laura Bush on Daria Drive when they left the White House and returned to Dallas.
(Hmmm. Who broke that story?)
We have profiled Allie Beth Allman, of course, who once actually worked for WFAA-TV, always focusing on her dynamic real estate career. I had heard about her dyslexia, but she has now come forward publicly because she has teamed up with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Literacy.
The sweetest moment in this WFAA-TV produced piece: how Allie Beth’s husband Pierce reads to her:
“I’ll flip through and if there is something about a client, a former client, or potential client I will cut that,” said Pierce Allman during a morning debrief.
Allman reads to his wife, Allie Beth, for good reason.
“He knows what I can’t do but he doesn’t dwell on it,” Allie Beth said.
In fact, having people read to her is how Allie Beth made it through TCU and her Real Estate exam, which she had to take three times. (more…)