FASD Awareness Day

I know that there are a million different causes and missions that one can support, but I would like to offer up to you one that is little known, and 100% avoidable.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) happens when a mother drinks alcohol during her pregnancy, and it can affect the child in so many ways; physical, mental, behavioral, and learning.

This is a cause that is a little closer to me than many others, because my youngest brother has FAS. We adopted him when he was a baby, and he has faced many challenges, many of which he will have to deal with for the rest of his life.

There are things we can do to help my brother, and we are! Along with that, though, I want to tell you that FASD is a cause that is fairly easy to support! You don't have to donate money for a cure, you don't have to do fundraisers, and you don't have to make products to make even more money for your cure. Instead, all you have to do is help the others around you be aware of what can happen when they drink while they are pregnant, and urge them to abstain from alcohol during those nine months.

This is a cause that will be exciting to spread to your community, as well! Unfortunately for our family this year, we didn't realize that until it was too late, and we already had things planned.

Perhaps the best way for you to learn more would be to pop over to the FAS Families of Faith blog!

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