Imagine your daily life, the information you process, the decisions
you make based on that process and the actions you take based upon
your decisions. Now imagine doing all these things while either
being unable to read or reading at a below-average level. Well,
you've successfully imagined the daily lives of nearly 100 million
people, half the population of the United States. A country that
was founded on the principles of free speech, free press, and the
freedom of religion -- all rights tied inexorably to words -- is
fast becoming an illiterate nation. The ability to read is the foundation
for everyday life. Indeed, virtually none of the major issues we
face as a nation today can be successfully overcome until we eradicate
illiteracy. That’s why we created the Wish You Well Foundation®.
Please join us in this effort.
Michelle and David Baldacci