#51 Meet Ethan – Real People Real Lives. #FASD

Day 51 International Red Shoes Rock Virtual Relay Race – Congratulations to Ethan!

MEET ETHAN – He is a volunteer in his community, loves camping, the outdoors and learning about hunting and tracking animals as a food source from his grandpa and uncle.

MY STORY – Ethan is diagnosed with Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder. His birth mom admitted to drinking alcohol during the first trimester of pregnancy. He also experienced extreme neglect and abuse during the first 6 years of his life. He lived permanently in foster care from age 6 to age 11. Just after his 11 birthday he was adopted into his forever home.

STRENGTHS – Ethan tries to be a friend and advocate for many youth. He volunteers at the local museum and for the local food garden. He has recently started rock climbing.

STRUGGLES – Ethan can struggle if there are too many distractions while he is trying to learn. He can also struggle if given more than one instruction at a time and maybe become anxious if a person he does not know touches him or if someone approaches him feel behind or if someone he doesn’t trust touches him.

MY WISH – Now 14, Ethan’s current wish is to get his drivers license in a few years and save money for a fancy car like a Porsche or a Ferrari.

 

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