Veteran shares personal story to help end bullying


SWEETHEARTS &
HEROES
“IN TODAY’S
WORLD WITH
EVERYTHING
ELSE THAT’S GOING ON,
SOMETHING HAS
CHANGED. WE’RE
NOT TALKING
ENOUGH ABOUT
IT, AND WE BETTER START
BECAUSE IT IS
DEVASTATINGLY
AFFECTING OUR
CHILDREN. THE
NUMBER ONE THING TO TAKE
THE LIFE FA A 10
TO 14 YEAR OLD,
SOME OF THE
KIDS WE’RE
GOING TO TALK TO TODAY, THE
NUMBER ONE
THING: THEIR
OWN HANDS.”
“TRY IT AGAIN,
GOOD AFTERNOON.”
“GOOD
AFTERNOON!”
TOM MURPHY
“WE’RE HERE TO
TALK ABOUT WHAT LEADS A
KID TO THAT AND
OTHER
DESTRUCTIVE
DECISIONS, AND
THAT’S THIS THING CALLED
HOPELESSNESS.”
LAUGHING
“LIKE YOU MEAN
IT, MATT.”
“POSSIBLE! YEAH!”
TOM MURPHY
“I TRAVEL WITH
ONE OF THE
WORLD’S HOPE
EXPERTS, MR. RICK YAROSH. YOU JUST NEED
TO LOOK AT HIM
AND SAY, WOW,
HE’S LOST SOME
HOPE.”
RICK YAROSH / HOPE
PRESENTER
“JUST OVER 12
YEARS AGO I WAS
INJURED IN IRAQ
IN AN IED EXPLOSION. MY
VEHICLE WAS HIT
AND I WAS
COVERED IN
FUEL, AND AS
SOON AS I WAS COVERED IN
FUEL I WAS ON
FIRE, AND THAT
WAS MY FIRST
FEELING OF
HOPELESSNESS. I GAVE UP ON ALL
THE
POSSIBILITIES
THAT EXIST FOR
MY FUTURE.”
“WHO?” DOG BARKS “OK
ALRIGHT.”
RICK YAROSH
“I GET TO RELATE
WITH THEM
BECAUSE OF THE HOPELESSNESS
THEY MIGHT
FEEL. PEOPLE
ARE LIKE, WELL
YOU WERE ON
FIRE, THAT KID HAS NO IDEA. DO
THEY NOT
KNOW? I MEAN
THEY MIGHT BE
DEALING WITH
SOME REALLY TOUGH STUFF
MENTALLY THAT
THEY’RE GOING
THROUGH.”
TOM MURPHY
“THEY WILL GO HOME AND TELL
THEIR PARENTS
IT’S THE MOST
INCREDIBLE
THING THEY’VE
SEEN AT SCHOOL.”
RICK YAROSH
“WE’LL SEE IT
HERE IN THEIR
FACES AND THEN
WE’LL SEE IT WHEN WE GET
OUT OF HERE
AND THEY SEND
US MESSAGES. AND THEN WE
HEAR THE CRAZY
STORIES OF A 12
OR 13 YEAR OLD
WHO’S BEEN
THROUGH MORE THAN ME, AND I
WAS ON FIRE.”
“MATTHEW WILL
BE ABLE TO
BALANCE THAT
STICK ALL DAY LONG. ONLY
BECAUSE HE
CHANGED HIS
PERSPECTIVE. GIVE HIM A
HAND.”
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