i was adopted from foster care at 3 years old. At age 11 I was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Effect or Alcohol-Related Neuro-developmental Disorder (ARND).  My parents, who adopted me, fought to get me through some very difficult times. I shake. I have trouble with speech. Learning is sometimes hard. I was always embarrassed about it. There were a lot of moments I've had to get through that I wasn't sure if I would. Here I am now as an adult. It does get easier. I promise. What will get you through is support from family, your school, doctors, therapists, and friends. Here is a place we can all learn from each other and get through those moments together. My name is Helen Simpson and our voices can heal. 

Not to spoil the ending for you, but everything is going to be alright.
— Alfie Deyes