When you are born with a brain that works different from the rest of the world, it doesn’t take long before you start noticing – even when you are little that something is wrong – and maybe that wrong is with you… and you think… I try really really really hard to be good and do things like everyone else… but even when I try my best people think I am being rude, behaving badly, not measuring up… What if we could change the thinking of the neurotypicals – that means people who have brains like most of the world to see and understand us as we are. To love us for what we are able. To enhance our “Live Abilities” instead of talk about our disabilities… Together we can do it and what will happen? Well, we hope what will happen is that we, who live with FASd will carry less burden of fear, less burden of anxiety and less burden of sadness. And with hope, happiness and joy – you will see who we truly can be and become.
Sometimes we just need some Spiderman Red Slippers!
Who is Spiderman?
He is an ordinary person that somehow becomes extraordinary named Peter Parker. Peters is socially awkward, shy high schooler who gets bitten by a radioactive spider. Parker’s blood is affected by this bite, and he is suddenly stronger, very fast, and is able to shoot webs, climb buildings, and leap long distances. Peter is not always successful in resisting abuse of power, but part of his appeal is his constant struggle to be a better person, not just a more powerful superhero. And really for each of us, isn’t that important…. Here’s to each of us becoming the “Best We Can Be Living with FASD”