A truly horrifying story has reminded us about the tragic implications bullying can have.
An 11-year-old girl from Cable, Ohio who survived brain cancer killed herself last month. Bethany Thompson had been free of cancer since 2008, but she suffered nerve damage from treatment that resulted in a crooked smile, which led kids to pick on her, says her mother, Wendy Feucht.
After enduring more bullying, Bethany reportedly told her best friend she had had enough and planned to kill herself
. She died October 19. Her friend’s father alerted Feucht, but it was too late.
She shot herself with a gun her mother and stepfather kept in their house.
The stepfather was asleep at the time. Feucht says her daughter had to hunt down the gun, since her kids were not informed where the weapon was in the house.