Dont be afriad too chase after your Dreams ♡

The Fetal Mind

You Will/Can Accomplish EVERYTHING, Everyone told you, you couldnt ♡

I’m going to accomplish EVERYTHING that EVERYONE has told me I can’t or I won’t!!!

I’m going to get somewhere in life.

I’m going to get my G2 (Drivers license)

I’m going to buy a cheap Jeep Patriot or Jeep Liberty, than I’m going to work my way up to my dream car that people say “Will never happen” A Lime Green Jeep Wrangler, Lifted, Black Rims and Tinted windows. But at this point I’m fine with any Wrangler, just so I can come back and say “I DID IT, and Prove you all WRONG”

I’m going to get a part time job till I can find a career path to follow.
Right now I’m thinking of being a Fitness YouTuber and on the side I want to be able to teach others about FASD.

I’m going to find…

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What is FASD Success?

Thank you Yvonne

our sacred breath

What does success for our children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder look like? Most often it looks like nothing to those who do not know the struggles and challenges we face and that sometimes what seems like no big deal to others, is a huge deal in our world.

The maiden turns 20 tomorrow. We’ve been together almost twelve years. She told me she is getting up at 7:20 a.m. tomorrow because that’s what time she was born. I told her I wasn’t present at her birth 20 years ago, but I’ll be up with her tomorrow to help her celebrate her 20th.

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I thought in honour of her birthday, I’d share a real success story – on so many levels.

Last week she went to a week long day camp for adults with FASD. She has had very little success at “special needs” camps – because they don’t get…

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NOFAS

Organizing and creating a collaborative unified voice of FASD prevention and support Kathleen Tavenner Mitchell National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), Washington, DC, USA Objectives: NOFAS has successfully organized 41 national and international affiliates. NOFAS serves as a liaison to all federal agencies that address FASD, FASD researchers and has partnerships with key professional groups such … Continue reading NOFAS

It took a judge’s eye (and heart).

Red Shoes Rock honors the FASD pioneer - Juvenile Judge Hon. Susan Carlson - Thank you! Susan Shepard Carlson is founder of the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a retired Hennepin County judicial officer and former first lady of Minnesota.   Twenty years ago, the Hon. Susan Carlson, JD had a big idea: to … Continue reading It took a judge’s eye (and heart).

Red Shoes Rock and 99 Days to FASDay

20 Years of FASDay – Red Shoes Rocks steps us up to the celebration finish line building awareness #FASD #REDSHOESROCK

our sacred breath

On June 1 the international movement to bring awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder began with the start of Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD and the 99 Days to FASDay. There have been some exciting new additions to this year’s campaign.

Red Shoes Rock: Start the Conversation

Red Shoes Rock 18 logoFor the 5th Anniversary, a new logo, and tag line (Start the Conversation) were created, along with a dedicated website: Red Shoes Rock ~ but before I get into that, let’s take a step back and look at how the red shoe movement began.

I asked Jodee Kulp, one of the co-founders, how this came to be.

In 2013 R.J. Formanek, an adult (and Canadian!) with FASD decided to wear red shoes. He  wanted to stand out and be noticed. He chose red shoes as a way to express his individuality and remind himself that he is unique. And red shoes get noticed…

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Meet Val – #12 of 90 Real People with #FASD

FASD WITH HOPE

MEET VAL – I’m sober since 2005. And despite losing all my family I have maintained my sobriety…I trusted professionals and still do and today “Thanks to professionals, I can help others in many ways….I encourage people…I continue to look for a brighter side to life.

MY STORY – I am a 57 year old woman having FASD will challenge myself this Sept to go back into the military and train our young cadets…despite my FASD.

STRENGTHS – “I NEVER GIVE UP ON ME.”

STRUGGLES – Struggles started when I was 3 right until sept 2005 —between foster homes and failing in school, failing with friends , failing in my jobs, relationships and even being a parent . All areas of my life where a big huge puzzle that I had no clue how to begin. Thanks to some time in the army and professionals they helped me heal and…

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Meet Christopher – #46 of 90 Real People. Real Lives. #FASD

FASD WITH HOPE

MEET CHRISTOPHER – I am passionate about music: creating, discovering and sharing the positive benefits it has for people with developmental disabilities, especially those with an FASD diagnosis. I am fascinated with the brain, how it works and how music effects it. I love animals, museums, go karts, theatrical epicness.

 MY STORY:

There I was
Standing there.
No fear.
No nervousness.
I remember…I could see everything
Then..

I jumped

I was six years old when I picked myself up off the ground. I had hurt my ankle, nothing more. Nobody had noticed I had jumped off the roof of the mobile home I lived in. The very place of which I had already been exposed to things no six year old (or any child) should know, see and experience. I learned fear, cowardice, abandonment and how to run. I failed to thrive and lived in the foster care system from…

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