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Dylan’s StoryFebruary 4, 2015This past month I met 13-year-old, Dylan Cruz. He told his story about being the target of bullying at a national event in Washington, DC in front of a crowd full of supportive onlookers. This past week I interviewed Dylan using Skype. Watch the interview after watching the video he created for Facebook. A short summary of his story is included below.
Dylan’s video for Facebook:
Dylan’s Skype interview:
Dylan’s Story: In 2011, Dylan was incessantly bullied in school, on the football field, and through social media by those he called “friends” and “teammates”. By 2012, feeling suicide was his only way out, Dylan nearly ended his own life due to the incessant bullying he endured. Many nights thereafter, Dylan and his mother Christine would cry [together] begging God to help them. As a mother, Christine had no idea where to turn or even how to save her son. But through the student ministry at Passion City Church in Atlanta and through close friends and family Christine’s prayers were finally answered and Dylan’s life changed in ways she could not have even imagined. Today, Dylan is now living proof that your test is your testimony! Dylan is also a Youth Ambassador for Listen To Our Voices and he spoke about his struggles at the December 5th Anti-Bullying/Youth Violence Symposium in Washington D.C.
Visit the Listen to Our Voices website to learn more about their mission and their program.