Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (F.A.S.) is 100% preventable. My name is Chanel Torres. I live every day with the struggles of F.A.S. It is my personal mission to completely put an end to F.A.S.! This site will take you on a journey to learn all about me, my mission, and what you can do to help put an end to F.A.S
June 9th, 2012 at 4:30 pm
Love the new website! I especially love the “Links”! Great job!!!!!
I wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors and in all your future presentations.
Chanel, you inspire us all! Thank you
July 30th, 2012 at 1:08 am
July 13th, 2013 at 10:07 am
my book is called SIGNING WITH A HEAVY HAND AND HEART, love mommy, it won the MOMS CHOICE BOOK AWARD AND it’s is a finalist for the INTERNATIONAL READERS FAVORITE book award, if you look on Amazon books you can see all the nice book reviews we got
July 13th, 2013 at 10:12 am
Anonymous, thank YOU for looking at my web site, just thought you might want to check out my book, it won the MOMS CHOICE BOOK AWARD and it’s also a finalist for the INTERNATIONAL READERS FAVORITE BOOK AWARD! IF YOU look on Amazon Books you can see that we have received GREAT reviews
August 6th, 2012 at 1:22 am
🙂 Hi Chanel. I would like to join you in your mission! 😀 you are so brave!
July 13th, 2013 at 10:10 am
thank you so much Kesha, check out my book on Amazon Books, we got great reviews and won the MOMS CHOICE BOOK AWARD, also our book is a finalist for the INTERNATIONAL READERS FAVORITE BOOK AWARD..thank you again, i could use all the help i can get
February 25th, 2013 at 3:18 pm
chanel, its monday and i woke up thinking about sunday. your heartfelt words were as tall as the bridge over the bay.Then you let me ask you all the questions I did so initially have. Driving up there I thouhgt dear and sweet thoughts of my classmate John,tears welling and falling, with some sweet laughter too. Driving home, I don’t know exactly, maybe it was before I retired, I thought to myself, that that young woman Chanel is so true and serious,what unlocks her laughter? And, if you remember, through the emotional depths of this very special, life (LIFE !) affirming Sunday, I asked you about which sports bring to you relief and relaxation. I figured water must be an elixer to you.Lets talk sometime. You’re a hero and you’ll be ready for whatever that arrives. New friends. David
July 13th, 2013 at 10:04 am
David thank you for your kind words above, My mom and I have co-authored a book about my struggles while dealing with fetal alcohol syndrome and our book won the MOMS CHOICE AWARD AND we are now finalists for the INTERNATIONAL READERS FAVORITE book award. the name of our book is “SIGNING WITH A HEAVY HAND AND HEART , Love Mommy, if you look on Amazon books you will see we have received 5 stars across the board so far, thank you again
July 13th, 2013 at 10:14 am
thank you Anoymous, i try hard, i don’t want another child to suffer with this 100% preventable birth defect. my book is doing well, look at all the wonderful book reviews we got on Amazon books, SIGNING WITH A HEAVY HAND AND HEART, love mommy
July 13th, 2013 at 10:17 am
David, did we meet in Port Saint Luciy? for Johns memorial?
April 4th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
Chanel, your website is wonderful! You are an amazing advocate and are making so many accomplishments. I am so very proud of you! Your sister, Trudy
July 13th, 2013 at 10:08 am
thank you Trudy
July 13th, 2013 at 10:23 am
good morning everyone, it is now 6:20 am Saturday morning, this is Sondra, Chanel’s mom, just wanted to let everyone know Chanel did a wonderful job yesterday at the DAV Hall, she spoke about her struggles, her plans to end FAS and we both did a book signing for our new book SIGNING WITH A HEAVY HAND AND HEART, love mommy, Chanel reveived a STANDING OVATION!! she is a power house and “AINT NOTHING GOING TO GET IN HER WAY ” She is on a mission to end a 100% preventable birth defect FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME!! GOOOO CHANEL
August 30th, 2013 at 2:50 am
Chanel — I just finished reading your book. You’re truly an amazing young woman ….a real inspiration! As an adoptive Mom to a 16 year old who struggles daily due to FAE, I was uplifted to read about your achievements. Thank you for writing about such a tough subject and sharing your story. Keep up the great work!
August 30th, 2013 at 11:07 am
Thank you so much.. I hope you learned from my book. Would you be an able to put a book review in on amazon.books for me? Again thank you so much
April 20th, 2015 at 1:21 pm
Thank you for what you are doing. Please check out “Gary and the Angels”, a film which is free for downloading along with educational posters, http://www.extolcf.org.
September 5th, 2017 at 10:21 am
Thank you so very much
March 20th, 2017 at 12:02 am
I am so very honored to have met you.
You have inspired me with your courage.
September 5th, 2017 at 10:20 am
Thank you so much
August 29th, 2017 at 2:50 pm
Hi, Chanel, I heard a bit about you over 5 years ago, before your book came out, and was so interested to know more. When I saw that “Signing with a Heavy Hand and Heart” was on the reading list for credit learning hours for foster care, I was THRILLED! I have just finished reading it. This book was about much more than your life, because I adopted a wonderful infant 24 years ago who was early diagnosed with F.A.S. She, too, learned and then forgot, then learned, then forgot. Her name is Melody and she was told she’d never go to college, so she is going just to prove them wrong…ha ha. She has hearing aids and very poor vision and does not drive by choice. She has learned sign language and is preparing to be a teacher of the deaf. She has been asked to give one presentation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome at a conference and was delighted to do so! She, too, has grit and determination and is a marvelous person who also loves animals, especially dogs. Thank you for writing your story. It has encouraged me. I have been a foster mom for many years, adoptive Mom to 4. May God richly bless you in your endeavors!
August 29th, 2017 at 2:51 pm
Oops, one more thing….do you ever speak in the Ohio/Indiana/Michigan/Kentucky/Illinois area? I would love to bring my daughter to hear you speak, if you do. Is your speaking calendar posted anywhere? Sharon
September 5th, 2017 at 10:18 am
Thank you very much for your comment it means a lot to me. I live in NC now. Can you put a book review on Amazon for me I am trying to reach 200 reviews and I have 138 now. Thank u so much