11 yr old Michael Morones was bullied so bad over his love for My Little Pony at his Raleigh, North Carolina, school that he decided to take his life by hanging himself from the railing of his bunk bed.
Morones was “the kid that never walks. He dances everywhere,” his mother Tiffany Morones-Suttle told WTVD. Thankfully, Morones is still alive—his mother and step-father caught him just in time—but oxygen to his brain was momentarily cut off and the extent of the permanent damage he suffered is uncertain.
Morones’s parents don’t even want the bullies treated the way their son was. Here’s his mother:
“I’ve heard a lot of people say you need to go after bullies and hold them responsible. But you know, I don’t think that’s what Mike would want. I would rather teach people how to do right than turn around than punish, because punishment doesn’t always work.”
You know, in the height of the bullying epidemic a couple of years ago, I would have agreed with her ideology but i must say my patients for stories like this still happening today is gone. The thoughts that dance through my head about punishing bullies is FAR from her ideas…She is a far better person than I.
Money can be donated at any State Employees Credit Union under the Michael Morones Recovery Fund, Checks can also be mailed to: The Michael Morones Recovery Fund, c/o Team Trivia Inc., 1380 Woodvine Way, Alpharetta GA 30005, or through PayPal at [email protected].
Morones laying in a hospital bed, surrounded by My Little Pony stuffed animals. Heartbreaking
Good thoughts and Little Pony dreams to MM…
via Eleven-Year-Old Attempts Suicide After Bullying Over My Little Pony.