By: Barbara Diamond/The Little Things 16-year-old Daniel Briggs was a junior in high school. He loved nature and the outdoors. He was smart and caring. He was excited to go to college and pursue his dreams. “He had a soft side of him that was second-to-none for a kid his age,” says his mother, Amy.
But one day, Daniel shot and killed himself.
For many years, Daniel was relentlessly bullied by a group of fellow students. He was taunted and physically attacked on a regular basis. And though he tried to hide his pain from his loved ones, Daniel’s parents reached out to the school many times. Nothing seemed to help Daniel in his situation.
In the powerful video below, Amy speaks to Champion of Choices about her son, and the horrific day she found him lifeless in their home. She breaks down in tears while recounting her heartbreaking story — and the text message exchange that ultimately led to Daniel’s gut-wrenching decision.
Amy hopes that by sharing her story, families won’t have to go through the nightmare of losing a child to the bullying epidemic. Her plea to families everywhere is something everyone should see.
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