Bullying is a common issue in the society, and most likely, everyone might have experienced being bullied in one way or another.
While kids could be too young to understand the impact of bullying in someone’s life, the victim can also be too young to simply pay no heed to the painful effects of bullying.
In some cases, bullying goes way too far and makes the victim suffer from the damage that could last a lifetime.
Deidre Fell-O’Brien knew this all too well. Her son has suffered from bullying that completely changed his life. He suffered from bullying so much, that he stopped eating and ended up getting hospitalized.
In an attempt to raise awareness on the impact of bullying, she shared her son’s story on Facebook.
Liam’s Heartbreaking Bullying Story
Liam was a happy 7th grader. He even made it to the soccer team, and he couldn’t be happier. But things suddenly turned sour. First, he gave back his iPhone. Then he stopped hanging out with his friends. Then his parents noticed he’s no longer eating his meal regularly. He started eating only one meal daily which made him lose so much weight.
Liam was admitted to a hospital, but he pleaded to go home instead. Deidre thought he just needed to go to school again and make friends. But one day, he came home with a bruise. When the kid couldn’t hold things anymore, he confessed that he was badly bullied. He has been mock for having weird freckles and eyebrows, and even for being fat.
Standing Behind Bullying
Deidre’s son was terribly affected by the bullying to the point that he needed to be placed in an intensive care facility. Deidre could only wish she knew about what happened to her son. Now, she wants Liam’s story to be heard.
She is calling on parents to watch and listen to their children and most especially, to stand behind bullying.