How much more can you tolerate bullying when even young children are contemplating suicide?
7-year-old Jackson Bezzant was a victim of bullying and children laughed at him for most of his life.
He couldn’t even sit down to dinner at school without children older than him calling him “freak” or “monster.”
Luckily, one of the teachers told Jackson’s mother about it, even though the bullying had to stop long before that.
When Jackson’s father Dan heard what had happened, he couldn’t hold back tears.
His beloved son was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare condition that affected the development of the bones in Jackson’s face, leaving him almost completely deaf.
Jackson’s father, Dan, witnessed horrible things people of all ages said about his son’s looks.
“One time a woman came by and we could hear her say, ‘Did you see that little boy’s face?'” Dan said.
After Dan heard what happened to Jackson at school, Dan decided to do something about it.
But he didn’t expect his Facebook post to evoke such a reaction.
Read on to see why Dan’s words touched the hearts of millions.
This is Jackson Bizzant and he’s about to celebrate his 8th birthday.
Jackson was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a condition that affects the development of facial bones. His hearing and sight were also damaged as a result, and he wears a hearing aid.
As you can probably imagine, the little boy has been through a lot in his short life.
Jackson’s father Dan recently heard something that made him cry.
One morning at school, while Jackson was in the cafeteria, some older kids started bullying him. They called him “Monster” and other names.
Dan decided he had had enough. And wrote a powerful post on Facebook describing the case:
“My heart just ripped into pieces. My soul feels like it’s ripping out of my chest. This beautiful young man, my son Jackson, has endured a constant barrage of derogatory comments and ignorance such as I have never seen before. His classmates at school call him ugly, freak and monster on a daily basis. He’s talking about suicide… he’s not even 8! He says he has no friends and everyone hates him. Children throw stones and push him while screaming those horrible words. Please take a minute and imagine that this is your child. Take a minute to educate your children about special needs. Talk to them about compassion and love for those around us. His condition is called Treacher Collins. Maybe even take a look. He’s endured horrific surgeries, and more in the years to come. Anyway, I could go on… but please educate your children. Please.. share this. That shouldn’t happen to anyone.”
Dan didn’t expect his Facebook post to go viral, but it did.
Now children in Jackson’s school changed their behavior towards him. They want to be his friends and protect him from bullies.
Dan notes that he doesn’t want to blame the teachers at Jackson’s school. Instead, he says it’s the responsibility of parents to raise their children and teach them to respect others and children who are different from them.
“I want the parents to see my post and feel my broken heart, it can be any kid anywhere,” Dan said. “Please educate your children and tell them bullying is wrong.”
Dan said his Facebook post helped him and Jackson connect with two other families in their area who also have children with Treacher Collins syndrome. Now they want to meet regularly!
We’re so happy that a lot of people are behind Jackson now.
He deserves so much more than bullying and harassment.
https://womenafter40.com/7-year-old-boy-was-called-monster-and-wanted-to-kill-himself-but-then-his-father-taught-the-thugs-a-lesson-theyll-never-forget/ 7-year-old boy was called ‘monster’ and wanted to kill himself — but then his father taught the thugs a lesson they’ll never forget – Women After 40