Day 3 International Red Shoes Rock Virtual Relay Race – James from Canada!
James I heard you help kids with FASD and you use horses to to it. Wow that is a really good idea because horses know stuff! Let’s take a horse with us today… I got tired yesterday… I think you are too big for my wheelchair. Join us 90 Day Countdown to September 9. Please help us get the word out and get to know 90 Real People. Real Lives.
MEET JAMES. James is a dynamic adult, loving companion and great father of some super hockey players. He works directly with kids in the Ontario justice system to help them get on the right life path. Many who also have FASD. He works with a fitness/health coach who he is reciprocating coaching on FASD and how it affects a person. James runs the Facebook page
MY STRENGTHS – My Culture, having my Spirit Name: Eagle When He Flies, Clan : Wolf Clan, my Medicine Bundle all the gifts I have had given to me and the medicines I use to better my life, the Fasd Eagle Staff I carry, the life I lead and my spiritual life. My strength comes through the teachings I received growing up and teachings I receive from the Creator and Ancestors in the ceremonies I attend, teachings I receive from Elders, Native Prophets and Christian Prophets, Christian Apostles. My strength also includes my WILL to understand what I live with so I can help others manage their lives with the tools they have in their lives. FASD affects my physical, emotional and mental, but when I have Christ in my life, FASD does not affect my Spirit, how come? Our Spirit comes from God, comes from Heaven, I am so in love with living with FASD that I’m okay, how come? Because God knew me while I was being formed and shaped me this way in my mother’s womb, if he wanted me to be healed and living what people call a normal life he would have formed me with one of those NT brains and all my medical issues would be not there. So I learned to serve Christ in the shape I am in–in the health I am in. Just because we live with this doesn’t mean we cant serve Christ and be angry with him. People with FASD have a gift.
MY STRUGGLES – actually what I struggle with is asking for help, asking for help in my work place because I enjoy knowing that I know what I am doing. My struggle in my work is paper work, I hate paper work, it slows me down when I am on top of all my gabbing and helping youth and parents. I do Anger management with families and paper work gets in the way.
My health, my vision creates problems, my sore back, sometimes I get headaches when I get to stimulated and when I am under stimulated I get moody. So I usually have to keep an even keel on things, not to much excitement but not to boring. I also struggle with keeping bills paid, such as income tax, and some other bills I have received. I do have a little book I have my bills written in that helps but other bills that I have not written in there. I struggle with time, making scheduled appointment for myself, not for my clients but for myself. So I usually have to keep things written
MY WISH – My wish is that people living with FASD receive SERVICES AND PROGRAMS. Services that accommodate, and programs that coach them to manage their FASD, help them to move forward with their dreams and goals, to understand FASD even if its a little bit at a time. For the world to understand what FASD is like, LIVING ON A ROLLER COASTER THAT NEVER STOPS BUT WE CAN RIDE THE RIDE WITH JOY, LOVE, EXCITEMNT, AND STAY HEALTHY!
MESSAGE JAMES GIDEON @ FASD FAMILY OF LOVE AND HEALTHY LIVING
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