Living with FASD

Kudos to the FASD team...

REDI's dedication to help every individual on a one-on-one basis and help with each and every challenge that stands before them is next to none. Those that come to REDI with nothing, leave with a new found hope and a future they didn't have before.

I remember the first and second time I came seeking assistance from REDI. The first time I approached REDI I left without giving them any way to contact me, but they actively kept an eye out for me and were always searching for me.

During my second approach (and this time I followed through with the process), I was told about this and it made me shed a tear... knowing someone was looking for me when I felt so alone and I was so lost. This action alone spoke more than words can describe and I now am an advocate for REDI and help them with events as a public speaker, telling my story in hopes to help others and to reach out to the lost and broken to give them hope.

When you live with a disability and everything is nothing but chaos inside of you, you feel lost and so confused with what your future may look like. REDI is the calm that most seek and with the skills that REDI employs, they will always be #1 to me. With the help of REDI, I was not only given new hope, but I got my confidence back and a future to look forward too.

What is FASD? Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. REDI is contracted through the South East Alberta FASD Network Society to enable individuals and families affected by FASD to reach their potential in the community.