It’s Day 4 of our countdown to 90 days before International FASDay on September 9… Andrew you are an inspiration – your running feet brought the thought of FASD to the forefront of everyone of us that voted for your Runner’s World nomination… Thank you for being you. All the best in speaking. You ran a good race…
Today we have Andrew running as Mac’s friend.
Meet Andrew – He is a champion on the track and an inspiration at the podium. Having competed in running circles for 12 years, Andrew is competitive at every distance from the 400M to half-marathons. Over the past three years, he’s spoken from memory about his challenges from FASD but also his triumphs.
MY STORY – At three weeks of age, Andrew was found alone with his two-year-old sister. His birthmother was self-medicating with alcohol throughout the pregnancy. .
STRENGTHS – Although not a talker until age 6, he is gregarious and loves being around people. He’s always wanted to be included with his peers – willing to learn by watching.
STRUGGLES – Difficulty with new tasks. Too trusting of people who take advantage of his kindness. Periodic bouts with depression.
ANDREW’S WISH – To help others like him in the same way many individuals helped him.
Thank you to all the people who joined Andrew on his race for the cover of Runner’s World – he is a loyal – dedicated – hard worker. Thank you Andrew!
For three years, Andrew Peterson ran a great race for the cover of Runner’s World. He keeps getting closer and closer. Andrew like many people living with the challenges of FASD never gives up. He keeps trying, with a smile on his face. He faces failures forward – what did I learn. Ok, so let me try again and again and again.
FOR PRESENTATIONS WITH ANDREW MESSAGE
Andrew’s father Craig Peterson’s @ Facebook page
Share this post on Facebook and Like our page RedShoesRock
If you have friends you want to share this with.
This post is free to share… Please Reblog!
Let’s do this thing! Let’s change how we think about FASD.