Lisa är fjorton år och fick skador av att hon utsattes för alkohol innan hon föddes. Lisa kämpar varje dag för att göra sitt bästa i skolan, trots svårigheter med minne och inlärning. Hon anstränger sig för att nå sina mål och få ett bra liv med sin adoptivfamilj, trots sina svårigheter. Lisa är medveten om att hennes biologiska mamma orsakat henne FASD och uttrycker sina känslor kring det i ett brev. Brevet är skrivet på engelska, som en skoluppgift, Lisa går i årskurs sju på Engelska skolan.
Dear you, You are the most big hearted person in the world and you are never going to be forgotten. You may have been born in a bad place, but it doesn't matter now. The thing that matters now is that I will never forget how powerful you were since you made me a very good person with a big heart. Thank you!
I know that you were affected by alcohol. You maybe said things that don't mean anything because of the alcohol. If you were alive now I just want you to know these facts and maybe think of what can happen if you drink too much alcohol while you are pregnant and the risk you take.
Some people drink alcohol because their friend does it and they want it too because they are not going to like you and you don't want that so you also start with drinking alcohol (for example at parties).
Drinking alcohol while you are pregnant also affects your baby and not only you. It can create long term brain damage to the child in the womb. Example the baby can get a diagnosis of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). It is a longtime issue that the baby will struggle with for the rest of their life. Your drinking affected me too when I was in your womb. I have a small head compared to others heads, I struggle with my memory (I have a very poor memory). And I also have it hard to focus and learn in the school.
Even though I am struggling with problems like FASD I’m trying to be a very kind person and I do my best always and fight for things I LOVE and to reach my goals in life which is to live a good happy life with my family.