10-Year-Old Committed Suicide After Bullied For Wearing Colostomy Bag
If you're a parent, make sure you teach your children to be kind, because we never know the extent of someone's pain
Reading this will absolutely tug at your heart and make you sick at the same time.
If you’re a parent, make sure you teach your children to be kind, because we never know the extent of someone’s pain.
Maybe you’re thinking this is just another story about kids doing what kids do — but nothing about this is normal or acceptable.
Seven Bridges was being bullied “relentlessly” over his colostomy bag.
Yep — he totally had control of his situation.
According to his mom, she went to the grocery store on January 19 and when she got home she found her son had hung himself in the family’s Louisville home.
Tami Charles said her son Seven had been struggling with bullies for a while, especially during his bus ride to Kerrick Elementary School.
Seven was taunted because of his bowel condition, a medical defect that required him to undergo more than 26 surgeries and use a colostomy bag.
This kid sounds like a champ — nothing less.
These bags are used after surgeons remove a portion of the colon and attach the remaining colon to the outside of the body. Creating a hole in the abdominal wall allows waste to leave the body, attaching a colostomy bag to collect the waste.
According to the boy, the bullies also called him the “N-word” several times and when he refused to fight one of the bullies, he was choked.
Sevens’ mom said the bullying became so severe, they had planned to transfer him to another school next year and kept encouraging him to stay strong until the school year ended.
Charles spoke with local news about her son’s incident, stating, “We found that the school system had a lot of holes and a lot of inconsistencies with their policies about bullying. They stood on the verbal message, the lip service of zero tolerance, but they did not deliver.”
Meanwhile, the school pleaded to investigate the reports of bullying, saying they are devastated about the incident.
A GoFundMe page was created to help raise money for the 10-year-old’s funeral and memorial expenses.