We can all agree that reading success stories is nothing less than awesome! Real life stories about other FASD families, caregivers and FASD persons can provide us with that little bit of hope that we need to get through the day or to add some new perspective to a situation at home or school that you are dealing with.
The success stories that you will read about on these next few pages are from Caregivers and families all over the world who share many of the same challenges and battles, but they also share all the amazing little A-Ha! moments and celebrations, but mostly importantly, these stories are from families just like yours.
Enjoy the read!
This is our eighteen year old son, Kevin. I introduced him to a young man in our community a while back who is a personal trainer, and who also has a brain injury (acquired). Through the encouragement and training of this new friend, through opportunities that have opened at school, and through Kevin’s own determination, he has participated in numerous races. As of late, he is burning the track in Cross Country Events (para-athlete division), and today, he qualified himself for the provincial competition which takes place next week in Sudbury, Ontario. It is encouraging to watch him take pride in his accomplishments and to have something that sets him apart in such a positive way. And the bonus: running helps regulate his moods!