A few weeks ago I was scrolling through my facebook feed like normal when I came across a video a friend shared on her wall. It caught my attention so I watched it. My first reaction was pure sadness. My heart sank, and I really wanted to cry for the boy. When I was asked to write a piece about "love is bigger than hate", I just sit there and say no. I felt I had to do my part to spread the word.
For those who haven’t heard, or forgot I will refresh your memory. I’m sure you have seen or your self have done the ALS ice bucket challenge. You take a bucket full of ice and cold water, dump it over your head and challenge your friends to do the same. At the same time you are to donate money to help find a cure for ALS. Unfortunately, some people take it to far. A 14 year old autistic boy from Bay Village, OH thought he was doing the challenge with his friends. What really happened was his “friends” dumping a bucket full of contained feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts on his head. They filmed the whole thing and posted on instagram.
Like I said above, my heart sank when I saw the video just thinking about what this boy went through. I was bullied in high school, but I never had to go through something like this, and I just can’t imagine. I pray that the boys who did this will learn their lesson, and I of course pray for the 14 year old boy.
A GiveForward fund was set up to help this boy and show that there are still people out there that care. The goal is to have 1000 comments on the fundraiser page. Have you been bullied in your life time. If so you know how much words of encouragement really mean. Love is bigger than hate. Please take a minute and share some kind words so this boy and other kids that are bullied know that there are more good people in the world than bad, and that there is still hope.
The GiveForward fund has a goal of $5,000 and they are just over halfway there. if you can donate please do so, even if it’s just a couple of dollars.