Last month we told you about an 11-year-old girl named Sara Himmel, that had been bullied and endured messages of hate left for her by other students telling her she was ugly and that she should kill herself. Unfortunately, she did try to take her own life, but luckily, her mother, Amy found her in time and got her to the emergency room.
So much bullying goes on here in the Treasure Valley, but this weekend you can take part in an Anti-Bullying rally in downtown Boise designed to help draw attention to this growing problem in our schools and communities
Kathryn Billington is the one responsible for helping to put this rally together. She along with other volunteers have worked so hard and put so much of her time and effort into helping to bring awareness to this problem and now you can help raise awareness to this great cause by being a part of the rally.
"We firmly believe that our society needs to be reminded of one of the golden rules: Treat others as you would want them to treat you. Sadly, we have looked with wishful eyes & listened with hopeful ears only to find this lacking. Then, as many others, we heard of a precious eleven year old girl who was pushed into trying to end her own life. An eleven year old, God willing, should never even know about death. Many of us grew up in a world where we thought we had stomped bad things out with D.A.R.E. programs, anti-bullying assemblies & Mr. Yuk stickers. We heard it so often we stopped talking about it. We are failing the children of our future. We are failing ourselves and each other. We assumed as adults everyone would take heed & pass on this knowledge but something isn't working.
So on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 12pm masses of us will be joining together in solidarity for our Treasure Valley Protect Against Bullying Rally. Our battle cries will shake the Capitol until people begin helping us heal, helping us protect our futures & helping us stand up against the bullies holding them accountable. We will tolerate no more complacency. This effects all walks of life from all ages. This lives in our homes, ferments in our schools and careers, even haunting our domestic relationships. We implore everyone - parents/guardians/advocates/children/anyone with a heart - join us. This is about the future of humanity. This WILL be life-changing... And this is only the beginning."
Most of us have been affected in one way or another by bullying and here's your chance to stand up, have a voice and maybe help stop bullying once and for all.
Amy Himmel who is Sara's mother...she is taking part in this anti-bullying rally to help raise awareness. She knows first hand, just how big this problem is for our society, because of what happened to her own daughter. If you can't be a part of the rally, you can help by donating to the cause. Click on the link below.