Loneliness and loss: a lifetime of good-byes

So sorry for your and the maidens loss – words are never enough – alRed Shoes Rock sends our love

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The maiden’s life has been a series of good-byes and losses. The loss of her birth family when she was brought into care. The loss of her foster family and friends when she was adopted and moved away. The loss of pets, people and friendships throughout her short life. All have impacted who she is, but this last one has brought tears and a grief that will take a long time to heal: the death of her best friend.

Friends have been few and far between in the maiden’s life. It seems every time she has made a friend, that friend moves away before the friendship ever really develops. If the friend does not move away, the friendship does not develop because friendship is a very difficult thing to maintain for some with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The types of friends they attract may use them because they are so…

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Day 74 of 99 Days to FASDay

5 wishes and loving persons with #FASD Thank you Yvonne

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Day 74 of 99 Days to FASDay shares the 5 wishes of the Red Shoes Rock Real Families campaign.

So, what exactly is Red Shoes Rock?

From the Red Shoes Rock Team:

R.J. Formanek began the movement to bring visibility to the invisible lifetime (yet preventable) disability of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in 2013.


In 2014 Better Endings New Beginnings (Jodee Kulp) and LiveAbilities Good Fruit Camp Productions (Sam Guerrido) joined RJ to help build awareness leading up to International FASDay on September 9 – we gave it a go for 30 days having fun, gaining almost 1,000 followers.


We continued in 2015 for 60 days.

Last year we joined forces with the Tiny Titan Team and Ann Yurcek, Sasha with Savanna Pietrantonio and Mark and Johan Wiklander of RealMindz plus loads of friends from over 40 countries. Over a 90 day campaign we reached 150,000 views of the 90 Real…

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