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Boston College bound Ally VanTimmeren of Jenison shares her challenges with dyslexia

Ally VanTimmeren has a goal every time she puts on her Jenison High School basketball uniform.

Of course, the 6-foot-3 senior all-state forward wants to win, but it appears that Vince Lombardi was wrong about winning being the only thing as far as VanTimmeren is concerned.

“I want to see little girls come into the gym and see me working, see me playing, and hopefully, I will inspire them to work just as hard,” VanTimmeren said.

Those little girls should see what VanTimmeren can accomplish in the classroom, too.

VanTimmermen is no stranger to the West Michigan basketball community. VanTimmeren announced in May that she will be continuing her education and basketball career at Boston College, which was one of 27 Power 5 schools to offer her.

But VanTimmeren doesn’t want to be a role model only to girls aspiring to play college ball. She also wants to inspire any

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