From the day she was born, British singer Susan Boyle’s life was anything but ordinary. As a child, she was bullied and told she had a learning disability. As she grew up, she realized that wasn’t the case. In fact, she had a high IQ and a natural talent for singing that she was itching to hone. It seemed as though the world was against her, causing road blocks on her path to fame and success. But Boyle persisted in chasing her dreams, and the incredible achievements she has to her name is awe-inspiring. Here’s the story of Susan Boyle.