Day 48 International Red Shoes Rock Virtual Relay Race – Congratulations to Jules!
“Hey Jules you look like Tori – are you another twin… I’ve gotten to run with another set of twins already. That is so cool – let’s run we have a whole world to run around for 90 Real People. Real Lives International Virtual Relay Race. Let’s go!”
MEET JULES – I am 22 years old and I have a twin sister. I am working at my first job as a regular employee and I love it. I do not like people to treat me different because I have an FASD, a disability. My family is very important to me and they are helping me learn what I need to know to be successful and healthy. I have never drank alcohol, alcohol is why I struggle and why life is hard for me. I will never drink alcohol
STRENGTHS – I love music and art, I like to write poetry and write better than I can speak my thoughts. I enjoy running, it helps to calm me down when I am feeling overwhelmed. I am working hard at learning the skills I need to live independently. I have to learn how to make safe choices.
STRUGGLES – I struggle with wanting something right now, hard to wait, my brain gets stuck on wanting it right now no matter what. A lot of times people expect a lot from me because you cannot see that I think differently or that I sometimes get overwhelmed and stuck.
WISH – My biggest wish is: that I didn’t have FASD, it makes me so angry. I should not have FASD, it makes my life really hard sometimes.