Today is another scorcher, with humidity, here in Eastern Ontario. The kilometre walked was early this morning. Not too many people outside. Then it was a quick water of the garden. The plants are wilting in this heat. The weather and being in the garden gave me so many metaphors to the experience of living with someone … Continue reading Day 6: Kilometre 6 (all over the map and brain) in Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.
Took my red shoes to The Big Apple in Colborne today. Where is Colborne from where you live you wonder? Today was going to be a kilometre spent at an Open House for a Turtle Sanctuary. My boyfriend was here and I thought it would be a great activity for us to do with the … Continue reading Day 5: Kilometre 5 (Big Apple Day) in Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD
While my daughter was at the respite worker I was out having some fun myself - driving a golf cart around 9 holes (okay 18 but trying to go with the 9 theme) - I did get out of the golf cart at least 9 times to walk to the fairway and rough, looking for … Continue reading Day 4: Kilometre Fore!: (Take Time) 9 kms in 9 days for Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD
Another kilometre walked to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Today I wanted to share information about a campaign to Stamp Out Stigma of birth mothers of children with FASD. This stigma also extends to adoptive/foster parents, caregivers, and those with FASD. In the efforts of all involved in talking about the prevention of … Continue reading Day 3: Kilometre 3: (Stamp Out Stigma) 9 kms in 9 days for Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.
This is the second year for The Red Shoes Rock Campaign - a catchy and noticeable way to spread awareness about a leading cause of developmental disabilities that is preventable. I wore my red shoes so much in 2014 I wore a hole in the sole! So I bought a new pair and took them … Continue reading Day 1: Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD – 9 km in 9 days
So much has been going on in my corner of the world, keeping me so busy and not able to think clearly for the last few weeks. Renovations have begun in the family room which was the crone's bed-sit and our "library". She has been so stressed and the maiden and I have been at … Continue reading Renovations, exams, back to school, red shoes and threats of gunfire
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This was created by a 2009 high school graduate in a tiny rural KY county – he’s got real talent, and I’m so grateful to him for taking the time to do this. Please feel free to pass it on – I want Parker and his fabulous PSA to get a lot of views today!!
Happy FASD Awareness Day from Kentucky!
Bells Ring at 9:00 – and then a Minute of Reflection at 9:09 am
Everyone participating in FAS Day is invited to share in the “Minute of Reflection” 9:09 a.m. on September 9, as it goes around the world.
In this magical moment the ninth minute of the ninth hour of the ninth day of the ninth month we want to get out the message that in the nine months of pregnancy, while breastfeeding or planning to conceive, women should not drink alcohol.
In this minute, we also want the world to remember those millions of people around the world who are living with fetal alcohol disorders. If a large bell or carillon is not accessible or appropriate, participants can do many things to observe that special minute in accordance…
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I started my 9 kms in 9 days this morning. Only takes 15 minutes at a good pace to do a kilometre.
Welcome to all who are participating in this first ever “Let’s Get Visible” campaign.
Life is hard… but I won’t quit!
What does it mean to be a person living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?
… It is the infant who is unable to suck and tolerates most infant formulas and is failure to thrive, does not sleep, cannot adjust to lighting or noises and is unable to sooth
… It is the two year old whose temper tantrum is MORE (a limbic system overload into never never land), does not sleep, cannot adjust to lighting or noises and is unable to sooth
… It is the preschooler who watches as friends skip across a playground and has the first realization she is different
… It is the elementary school student who loved being read to and discovers he can not read
… It is the middle school student who…
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I discovered this event today. Originally launched for August 9 - it isn't too late to join for anyone who wants to take up the challenge. I like the idea. Simple. A little bit different. At least I haven't heard anything similar in my part of Ontario or through any Canadian media. I am going … Continue reading Walking and Rocking Red Shoes to Stop FASD