#33 Meet Nyrene – 90 Real People Real Lives. #FASD

Day 33 International Red Shoes Rock Virtual Relay Race – Congratulations to Nyrene!

Sometimes it’s just plain fun to run with a Mum and Mac is excited to be handed off to Nyrene today – just having a mum there makes your silly days go a bit better. Come on – Let’s RUN!

MEET NYRENE – I am the youngest of three girls (age 42) and my two sisters (44 and 46) seem to have no problems but I do. I grew up with my parents who were both big heavy drinkers and ran pubs. I have always struggled in school. I am of Irish background. I have always struggled in school. I was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 20.No one understood me and I did not understand myself. Learning more about FASD has helped me grow .   I am a mum as well to 3 beautiful children, they all have dyslexia but my youngest has ADHD and Autism.  I am so very proud of them all.

MY STORY – I was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 20. I had to get that done as my parents just gave up on me.  No one understood me and I did not understand myself.

STRENGTHS – I like to think I’m a caring person. I am positive with my life now. I don’t give up on things that become hard.

STRUGGLES – Where do i start. I struggle with working. Sounds that are loud and noisy. Lots of people. Understanding what people are meaning and asking them to explain more. Spelling and reading, especially stuff I haven’t read before. Explaining my invisible disability to others.

WISH – For the NHS to fund me so I can go to see Dr Raj to get fully diagnosed. To really diagnose my FASD and not tell me because of my age it doesn’t matter. To also get all doctors and midwives understanding FASD and informing parents of it

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