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AS THEY DRIVE ( well their mums Jo and Jan will drive!!!! )
This is a journey that we want you all to be a part of. The idea of a GoFundMe is generally one of charity and helping those in need. This road trip is all about bringing education to the kids of today. The youth who will be the next mums and dads. We want to teach them an awareness of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the effects it can have on a baby in utero. If you are here, you probably already know what the term FASD means, but if you happened to stumble across our little ‘page d’education’ without a clue as to what it means, let us tell you. The word stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and it’s caused by drinking alcohol during any part of pregnancy. The idea of this gofundme is to bring further awareness to the cause via a road trip that will be filmed and streamed to a broader audience. This team of gallant explorers includes Birth mum Janet Griffin and her son Rossino Elia-Griffin and Adoptive Mum Jo Garofalo and her daughter Lici. Please help us get this road trip on the road!
Sharing our journey living with the brain damage none of us knew could happen. We will visit 9schools, 9 counties, and 9 families living with F.A.S D. Why NINE of everything? It’s the 9 months of pregnancy. On the 9th day of the 9th month every year, the world joins together for FASD Day to build awareness of this hidden disability. Have you heard of it? It’s to highlight keeping mum and baby safe during the nine months of pregnancy. Our whole journey is going to be filmed for a documentary by VIAM.TV, and it is going to be released on WORLD F.A.S.D. DAY 9/9/22.
Jeff Noble, Canadian educator, trainer and worldwide expert on FASD, will feature in the documentary, and along the route, he will be sharing his knowledge through conferences we have planned. He is a fantastic guy who wants to give people tools to help nurture their loved ones who are living with FASD. An all-round nice guy! Look him up!!
Jeff is a helper, a leader and an innovator. His focus is FASD, but his expertise is building community through social media. Using an interactive yet personal approach, Jeff delivers relevant, useful and need-to-know information to help and support front line workers, educators and caregivers of those living with FASD. He will be counterbalanced by Jan Griffin, birth mum to Rossi, alongside Jo & her daughter Lici. Their real-life experiences and reactions will ensure the documentary is authentic, relatable and compelling.
Every pound you share with us will help us get to schools, colleges and conference halls to share our lives. In particular, getting the younger generation to know the dangers. To remove the stigma that is around a birth mum. To explain the damage caused to different parts of the brain whilst in the womb and how it affects the child's ability to learn and remember things. To organise and plan, understand abstract things like time and money. Impulsivity and lack of danger awareness. The thing about FASD is that it can't be seen. It's invisible. We can't open up our skulls and take a quick peek. Some people who have heard of FASD think you don't have it unless you have the facial features. The facial features would be a thin top lip, a smooth philtrum ( the two lines that come down from your nose to your top lip) and the eyes narrower or shorter than would be expected. We are, with your help, going through Scotland, starting at John o'Groats, the most northerly part of the UK. we will then head down to Edinburgh across to Northern Ireland, down to Dublin and back across to Manchester. Then Leicester, drop down to wales and into Parliament square in London hopefully!! Then down to Lands End. We hope to have a short while at the incredible Minack Theatre in Porthcurno with a VOICE IN A MILLION CHOIR. All of this we know we can achieve with your help. Together, we can help make people aware of FASD and prevent it. Thank you SO MUCH! You can follow us on all the social media links below. We will be updating videos of all the different places and all the people we meet. Every donation we receive, we will place a " YOUR NAME  knows what FASD is and has helped educate.  Can you Mr Prime Minister?" and maybe we will be allowed to hand it in at number 10. 

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