The Story Of Three: Raising awareness with GiveForward

Monday, September 29, 2014

Raising awareness with GiveForward

As a parent of a child with special needs, I try my hardest to protect him the best I can, I've thought about the 1st day he gets picked on, made fun of or sadly even bullied by other kids, over & over in my head. As much as I don't want it to ever happen, unfortunately I know it eventually will. 

There's a lot of great awareness going around about the ALS Ice Bucket challenge & recently I was informed about a challenge that sadly went wrong, involving a 14 year old Autistic boy & I knew I had to find out more. 

In Bay Village, Ohio three teens challenged one of their fellow students, a 14 year old boy with Autism to take the ALS Ice bucket challenge, however instead of using ice water, the teens dumped a bucket off the roof of a house filled with urine, spit & feces onto the teen. No one deserves to be treated like this, it's incredibly sad & heartbreaking that a challenge that is geared to raise awareness could go so disgustingly wrong. 

GiveForward started a fundraiser for this boy to show him love, rather than hate & to teach him that he is a hero for knowing what was wrong & being able to come out & talk about what happened. GiveForward is the worlds #1 fundraising site for helping people in need, since 2008 they have helped families raise over 120 million to help cover expenses during hard times or to honor the people they care about.

So I'm asking you to rally together, let's show this 14 year old boy that were all behind him & how awesome he is with the help of GiveForward. The money raised through GiveForward will go directly to his family, but it's not just about financial contribution here, please leave encouraging words of support on his GiveForward page so that he knows he's not alone in his fight. 

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Megan Sutliff said...

Oh my word, I have not heard about this until now. That is incredibly sad and disgusting that kids would even think to do that and think that doing what they did was funny. I'm so sad for him :/

Lacey Tobie said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. It makes my blood boil to hear this story. I am a middle school teacher and can not imagine one of my students doing this! Honestly the best way to educate a 14 year old is to each their parent first. Great Blog!

Ruth Griffeth said...

I was also appalled by what happened with that child, I will go send loveing words to him. I cannot do much but I can do that Thanks for letting us know about it!