His kneecap was nearly split in half and he suffers physical pain nearly every day. He had to give up skateboarding at a time when it was his solace and although he can still snowboard he needs a hearty does of Advil to make it through the day.
My brother is amazing, and wouldn't be the same person today if he hadn't been bullied; I have the utmost respect for both his strength and resilience. That said, I wish, from the bottom of my heart, that his path through adolescence had been bully-free.
As a parent, I wish for every child to have a bully-free journey.
Tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day, an amazing anti-bullying initiative and I believe that together we can successfully make bullying a thing of the past. Below is a PSA put together by the folks at Pink Shirt Day.
I'll be wearing a pink shirt tomorrow, will you?