A Day To Remember
My little sister Patricia, just turned 17 years old today. She is a beautiful, smart, funny, and athletic girl. I have to say that because she is my sister but, I mean every word of it. I love her to the end of the earth and I would do anything to protect her. That’s why it makes me so very sad to know there are teenagers all over the world being bullied and teased. Bullied and teased to the point that these young kids with all the potential in the world are choosing death rather then face the criticism of not being just like everyone else. I don’t know one single cool person in the world who wants to be a bully. I also, don’t know one single cool person who wants to be like everyone else.
I’d like to send so much love and my heartfelt condolences to Erin Foley’s family and friends. Erin went to Watertown High School. I was fortunate enough to enjoy my years in high school there. She passed away yesterday.
I’d like to encourage you to join A Day To Remember . The site was started by Patrick Fleming (a student in Watertown, NY) to commemorate Erin and prevent more teenagers from following her tragic path. Patrick says “I appreciate you helping our cause, and I hope that this will begin to help those who are struggling with being bullied and those individuals who are depressed.”
The vision is the possibility that we’re more loved than
we’ll ever know.
The vision is hope, and hope is real.
You are not alone, and this is not the end of your story.
Bullying is happening everywhere.
Rest in peace, Erin.