Paige’s Projects: 11-year-old girl takes on bullying, helping others


ASK FOR AN 11-YEAR-OLD VOLUSIA ASK FOR AN 11-YEAR-OLD VOLUSIA
COUNTY GIRL BULLYING AND ASK FOR AN 11-YEAR-OLD VOLUSIA
COUNTY GIRL BULLYING AND
ETHICAL ISSUES HAVE NOT OVER COUNTY GIRL BULLYING AND
ETHICAL ISSUES HAVE NOT OVER
SHADOWED HER GIVING BACK. ETHICAL ISSUES HAVE NOT OVER
SHADOWED HER GIVING BACK.
>>HER ACT OF KINDNESS IS SHADOWED HER GIVING BACK.
>>HER ACT OF KINDNESS IS
INSPIRING OTHERS AND GIVING>>HER ACT OF KINDNESS IS
INSPIRING OTHERS AND GIVING
HOPE. INSPIRING OTHERS AND GIVING
HOPE.
>>WE HAVE A SPECIAL HOPE.
>>WE HAVE A SPECIAL
SIXTH-GRADER THAT HAS TAKEN ON>>WE HAVE A SPECIAL
SIXTH-GRADER THAT HAS TAKEN ON
MANY PROJECTS. SIXTH-GRADER THAT HAS TAKEN ON
MANY PROJECTS.
>>I WOULD BE CRYING A LOT OF MANY PROJECTS.
>>I WOULD BE CRYING A LOT OF
THE TIME ALMOST EVERY MORNING.>>I WOULD BE CRYING A LOT OF
THE TIME ALMOST EVERY MORNING.
>>IMAGINE BEING A CHILD AND THE TIME ALMOST EVERY MORNING.
>>IMAGINE BEING A CHILD AND
HAVING TO DEAL WITH EXTREME>>IMAGINE BEING A CHILD AND
HAVING TO DEAL WITH EXTREME
STOMACH PAIN . HAVING TO DEAL WITH EXTREME
STOMACH PAIN .
>>A COUPLE TIMES AT STOMACH PAIN .
>>A COUPLE TIMES AT
ANESTHESIA.>>A COUPLE TIMES AT
ANESTHESIA.
TWO TIMES I HAD TO GET AN IV ANESTHESIA.
TWO TIMES I HAD TO GET AN IV
AND HOSPITALIZED. TWO TIMES I HAD TO GET AN IV
AND HOSPITALIZED.
A TUBE DOWN MY THROAT HAVING AND HOSPITALIZED.
A TUBE DOWN MY THROAT HAVING
FLUID IN ME. A TUBE DOWN MY THROAT HAVING
FLUID IN ME.
>>A SITUATION THE 11-YEAR-OLD FLUID IN ME.
>>A SITUATION THE 11-YEAR-OLD
HAS STRUGGLED WITH FOR SEVEN SEV>>A SITUATION THE 11-YEAR-OLD
HAS STRUGGLED WITH FOR SEVEN SEV
YEARS NOW. HAS STRUGGLED WITH FOR SEVEN SEV
YEARS NOW.
EVEN MULTIPLE HOSPITALIZATIONS. YEARS NOW.
EVEN MULTIPLE HOSPITALIZATIONS.
HER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DOES NOT EVEN MULTIPLE HOSPITALIZATIONS.
HER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DOES NOT
FUNCTION NORMALLY. HER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DOES NOT
FUNCTION NORMALLY.
CAUSING HER PROBLEMS AT SCHOOL FUNCTION NORMALLY.
CAUSING HER PROBLEMS AT SCHOOL
IN VOLUSIA COUNTY. CAUSING HER PROBLEMS AT SCHOOL
IN VOLUSIA COUNTY.
>>PEOPLE BULLIED ME FOR MY IN VOLUSIA COUNTY.
>>PEOPLE BULLIED ME FOR MY
ISSUES.>>PEOPLE BULLIED ME FOR MY
ISSUES.
THEY SAY YOU ARE FAKING HER ISSUES.
THEY SAY YOU ARE FAKING HER
MEDICAL ISSUES. THEY SAY YOU ARE FAKING HER
MEDICAL ISSUES.
AND LIKE WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS MEDICAL ISSUES.
AND LIKE WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS
RUNNING AWAY? AND LIKE WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS
RUNNING AWAY?
LIKE I HAD TO RUN AWAY TO THE RUNNING AWAY?
LIKE I HAD TO RUN AWAY TO THE
BATHROOM. LIKE I HAD TO RUN AWAY TO THE
BATHROOM.
>>SHE HAD TO GO TO THE NURSES BATHROOM.
>>SHE HAD TO GO TO THE NURSES
OFFICE BECAUSE OF HER DIGESTIVE>>SHE HAD TO GO TO THE NURSES
OFFICE BECAUSE OF HER DIGESTIVE
ISSUES AND SPEND TIME IN THERE OFFICE BECAUSE OF HER DIGESTIVE
ISSUES AND SPEND TIME IN THERE
AFTER LUNCH EVERY DAY. ISSUES AND SPEND TIME IN THERE
AFTER LUNCH EVERY DAY.
SHE HAD TO HAVE A WATER BOTTLE AFTER LUNCH EVERY DAY.
SHE HAD TO HAVE A WATER BOTTLE
AT HER DESK AND BE ABLE TO SHE HAD TO HAVE A WATER BOTTLE
AT HER DESK AND BE ABLE TO
DRINK ALL DAY. AT HER DESK AND BE ABLE TO
DRINK ALL DAY.
OTHER KIDS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO DRINK ALL DAY.
OTHER KIDS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO
DO THAT IN SCHOOL. OTHER KIDS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO
DO THAT IN SCHOOL.
KIDS START TO FOLLOW HER THEY DO THAT IN SCHOOL.
KIDS START TO FOLLOW HER THEY
WANTED TO KNOW WHY SHE WAS KIDS START TO FOLLOW HER THEY
WANTED TO KNOW WHY SHE WAS
GOING, WHY DID SHE HAVE THE WANTED TO KNOW WHY SHE WAS
GOING, WHY DID SHE HAVE THE
SPECIAL PERMISSION TO DO THE GOING, WHY DID SHE HAVE THE
SPECIAL PERMISSION TO DO THE
THINGS THAT SHE WAS DOING. SPECIAL PERMISSION TO DO THE
THINGS THAT SHE WAS DOING.
>>IT IS HARD FOR ME TO GO TO THINGS THAT SHE WAS DOING.
>>IT IS HARD FOR ME TO GO TO
PUBLIC SCHOOL.>>IT IS HARD FOR ME TO GO TO
PUBLIC SCHOOL.
THAT’S WHY AM IN FLORIDA CYBER PUBLIC SCHOOL.
THAT’S WHY AM IN FLORIDA CYBER
CHARTER ACADEMY. THAT’S WHY AM IN FLORIDA CYBER
CHARTER ACADEMY.
>>HER PARENTS AND REALTOR INTO CHARTER ACADEMY.
>>HER PARENTS AND REALTOR INTO
A VIRTUAL SCHOOL.>>HER PARENTS AND REALTOR INTO
A VIRTUAL SCHOOL.
>>IT’S BEEN A TRAUMA HAS A VIRTUAL SCHOOL.
>>IT’S BEEN A TRAUMA HAS
HELPED HER BOTH WITH MEDICAL>>IT’S BEEN A TRAUMA HAS
HELPED HER BOTH WITH MEDICAL
NEEDS AND I THINK IT HAS TAKEN HELPED HER BOTH WITH MEDICAL
NEEDS AND I THINK IT HAS TAKEN
AWAY SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS AND I THINK IT HAS TAKEN
AWAY SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL
STRESSORS THAT SHE HAD WITH AWAY SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL
STRESSORS THAT SHE HAD WITH
WHAT SHE WAS GOING THROUGH WITH STRESSORS THAT SHE HAD WITH
WHAT SHE WAS GOING THROUGH WITH
THE OTHER CHILDREN. WHAT SHE WAS GOING THROUGH WITH
THE OTHER CHILDREN.
>>HER GRANDMOTHER, ALSO HER THE OTHER CHILDREN.
>>HER GRANDMOTHER, ALSO HER
LEARNING COACH, SAYS DESPITE>>HER GRANDMOTHER, ALSO HER
LEARNING COACH, SAYS DESPITE
HER PAINFUL EXPERIENCE, SHE LEARNING COACH, SAYS DESPITE
HER PAINFUL EXPERIENCE, SHE
THINKS ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE HER PAINFUL EXPERIENCE, SHE
THINKS ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE
GOING THROUGH TOUGHER TIMES. THINKS ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE
GOING THROUGH TOUGHER TIMES.
>>I WAS DRIVING ALONG ONE DAY GOING THROUGH TOUGHER TIMES.
>>I WAS DRIVING ALONG ONE DAY
SHE WAS IN THE CAR AND SHE JUST>>I WAS DRIVING ALONG ONE DAY
SHE WAS IN THE CAR AND SHE JUST
SAID GRANDMA, I WANT TO DO SHE WAS IN THE CAR AND SHE JUST
SAID GRANDMA, I WANT TO DO
THIS. SAID GRANDMA, I WANT TO DO
THIS.
AND IT WAS AFTER SHE’D BEEN IN THIS.
AND IT WAS AFTER SHE’D BEEN IN
THE HOSPITAL. AND IT WAS AFTER SHE’D BEEN IN
THE HOSPITAL.
>>LESTER SHE’D COLLECTED TOYS THE HOSPITAL.
>>LESTER SHE’D COLLECTED TOYS
AND GIFT CARDS FOR CHILDREN AT>>LESTER SHE’D COLLECTED TOYS
AND GIFT CARDS FOR CHILDREN AT
THE HOSPITAL. AND GIFT CARDS FOR CHILDREN AT
THE HOSPITAL.
>>SHE’S ALWAYS BEEN WHAT TO THE HOSPITAL.
>>SHE’S ALWAYS BEEN WHAT TO
LOOK UP OTHERS.>>SHE’S ALWAYS BEEN WHAT TO
LOOK UP OTHERS.
>>IT MADE ME FEEL REALLY PROUD LOOK UP OTHERS.
>>IT MADE ME FEEL REALLY PROUD
LIKE I WAS ABLE HERO IN A WAY>>IT MADE ME FEEL REALLY PROUD
LIKE I WAS ABLE HERO IN A WAY
TO OUTLET CANCER KIDS KNOW THAT LIKE I WAS ABLE HERO IN A WAY
TO OUTLET CANCER KIDS KNOW THAT
PEOPLE MAY BE MEAN TO THEM BUT TO OUTLET CANCER KIDS KNOW THAT
PEOPLE MAY BE MEAN TO THEM BUT
THERE’S ALSO A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT PEOPLE MAY BE MEAN TO THEM BUT
THERE’S ALSO A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT
THERE WHO CARE ABOUT THEM . THERE’S ALSO A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT
THERE WHO CARE ABOUT THEM .
>>BUT SHE ISN’T JUST SHARING THERE WHO CARE ABOUT THEM .
>>BUT SHE ISN’T JUST SHARING
HER SENSE OF SOLIDARITY WITH>>BUT SHE ISN’T JUST SHARING
HER SENSE OF SOLIDARITY WITH
KIDS. HER SENSE OF SOLIDARITY WITH
KIDS.
HER NEXT PROJECT IS TO COLLECT KIDS.
HER NEXT PROJECT IS TO COLLECT
FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR RESCUED HER NEXT PROJECT IS TO COLLECT
FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR RESCUED
DOGS AND CATS. FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR RESCUED
DOGS AND CATS.
AN IDEA SHE THOUGHT OF AFTER DOGS AND CATS.
AN IDEA SHE THOUGHT OF AFTER
SHE RESCUED TWO-YEAR-OLD NAOMI. AN IDEA SHE THOUGHT OF AFTER
SHE RESCUED TWO-YEAR-OLD NAOMI.
TO END UP IN A SHELTER. SHE RESCUED TWO-YEAR-OLD NAOMI.
TO END UP IN A SHELTER.
AND WHILE PAIGE PREPARES HER TO END UP IN A SHELTER.
AND WHILE PAIGE PREPARES HER
NEXT PROJECT, SHE WANTS KIDS AND WHILE PAIGE PREPARES HER
NEXT PROJECT, SHE WANTS KIDS
WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH ANY NEXT PROJECT, SHE WANTS KIDS
WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH ANY
ISSUE TO KNOW — WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH ANY
ISSUE TO KNOW —
>>NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, ISSUE TO KNOW —
>>NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS,
YOU ARE PERFECT IN YOUR OWN>>NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS,
YOU ARE PERFECT IN YOUR OWN
WAY. YOU ARE PERFECT IN YOUR OWN
WAY.
>>VERY SWEET WORDS THERE. WAY.
>>VERY SWEET WORDS THERE.
SHE SPLASHED TO START A NEW>>VERY SWEET WORDS THERE.
SHE SPLASHED TO START A NEW
PROJECT NEXT YEAR FOR RESCUED SHE SPLASHED TO START A NEW
PROJECT NEXT YEAR FOR RESCUED
DOGS AND CATS. PROJECT NEXT YEAR FOR RESCUED
DOGS AND CATS.
SHE DOES STILL STRUGGLE WITH DOGS AND CATS.
SHE DOES STILL STRUGGLE WITH
STOMACH PAIN AND HAS TO BEAR SHE DOES STILL STRUGGLE WITH
STOMACH PAIN AND HAS TO BEAR
MEDICATION EVERY DAY. STOMACH PAIN AND HAS TO BEAR
MEDICATION EVERY DAY.
DESPITE ALL OF THAT, HER MEDICATION EVERY DAY.
DESPITE ALL OF THAT, HER
GRANDMOTHER TELLS US EVER SINCE DESPITE ALL OF THAT, HER
GRANDMOTHER TELLS US EVER SINCE
SHE STARTED CYBER SCHOOL, HER GRANDMOTHER TELLS US EVER SINCE
SHE STARTED CYBER SCHOOL, HER
DESIRE TO LEARN HAS GROWN AND SHE STARTED CYBER SCHOOL, HER
DESIRE TO LEARN HAS GROWN AND
SHE NO LONGER FALLS BEHIND ON DESIRE TO LEARN HAS GROWN AND
SHE NO LONGER FALLS BEHIND ON
CLASSES, SHE IS ALSO BEEN SHE NO LONGER FALLS BEHIND ON
CLASSES, SHE IS ALSO BEEN
GETTING ALL STRAIGHT A’S SO CLASSES, SHE IS ALSO BEEN
GETTING ALL STRAIGHT A’S SO
WHEN YOU REMOVE THE STRESS OF GETTING ALL STRAIGHT A’S SO
WHEN YOU REMOVE THE STRESS OF
BEING BULLIED AND ALL SHE WAS WHEN YOU REMOVE THE STRESS OF
BEING BULLIED AND ALL SHE WAS
DEALING WITH, THAT CERTAINLY IS BEING BULLIED AND ALL SHE WAS
DEALING WITH, THAT CERTAINLY IS
MORE CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING. DEALING WITH, THAT CERTAINLY IS
MORE CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING.
>>DEFINITELY IT WAS PUTTING A MORE CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING.
>>DEFINITELY IT WAS PUTTING A
TOLL ON HER AND HER DEVELOPMENT>>DEFINITELY IT WAS PUTTING A
TOLL ON HER AND HER DEVELOPMENT
AND HER EDUCATION AND SHE WAS TOLL ON HER AND HER DEVELOPMENT
AND HER EDUCATION AND SHE WAS
FALLING BEHIND SO IT WAS TOUGH. AND HER EDUCATION AND SHE WAS
FALLING BEHIND SO IT WAS TOUGH.
DEFINITELY IT WAS AN OPTION FALLING BEHIND SO IT WAS TOUGH.
DEFINITELY IT WAS AN OPTION
THAT THEY HAD TO DO AND IT IS DEFINITELY IT WAS AN OPTION
THAT THEY HAD TO DO AND IT IS
WORKING OUT FOR THE BEST AND THAT THEY HAD TO DO AND IT IS
WORKING OUT FOR THE BEST AND
SHE IS NOT JUST LEARNING, WORKING OUT FOR THE BEST AND
SHE IS NOT JUST LEARNING,
CONTINUING IN HER EDUCATION BUT SHE IS NOT JUST LEARNING,
CONTINUING IN HER EDUCATION BUT
ALSO HELPING OTHERS. CONTINUING IN HER EDUCATION BUT
ALSO HELPING OTHERS.
>>SHE’S SHOWING OTHER KIDS ALSO HELPING OTHERS.
>>SHE’S SHOWING OTHER KIDS
WERE EITHER BEING BULLIED OR>>SHE’S SHOWING OTHER KIDS
WERE EITHER BEING BULLIED OR
HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE AT SCHOOL WERE EITHER BEING BULLIED OR
HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE AT SCHOOL
THAT YOU KNOW THERE IS HOPE AND HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE AT SCHOOL
THAT YOU KNOW THERE IS HOPE AND
SOMETHING BETTER ON THE OTHER THAT YOU KNOW THERE IS HOPE AND
SOMETHING BETTER ON THE OTHER
SIDE. SOMETHING BETTER ON THE OTHER
SIDE.
>>SHE IS SEEING THE SILVER SIDE.
>>SHE IS SEEING THE SILVER
LINING TO ALL OF THIS.>>SHE IS SEEING THE SILVER
LINING TO ALL OF THIS.
>>AND KUDOS TO GRANDMA FOR THE