We're so proud of this young man's perseverance, but it makes us ill that things like this STILL continue to happen!
Check out (above) 11-year-old male cheerleader Tyler Wilson, who is making headlines for being bullied so badly by his classmates that they broke his arm!
His mother, Kristy Wilson, explains:
"The first thing I wanted to make sure of, when he said he was going to join cheerleading, that he understood the possibility was there that he would get teased and made fun of and he was ok dealing with it. I knew that some of the kids where teasing him, and we talked about ways to deal with that. His first reaction was the tell them to shut up and get verbally combative, and I told him you have to let them know it doesn't bother you… I didn't find out until we went to the school after he was injured that things were starting to get aggressive before that fight even occurred. When I went to the school, about two days after it happened to discuss Tyler's story, the principal said there was an incident Monday and the Friday before, that the boy who started the fight had jumped on Tyler's back and tried to start a fight. I really wish the school would have let me know a lot sooner, so I could have dealt with it sooner."
The boys responsible for breaking his arm have been charged with assault.
Completely unacceptable! Those kids - and their parents - should be absolutely ashamed of themselves!
And Tyler, you keep doing EXACTLY what you're doing!
We know how hard it must be right now, but we PROMISE that in a few years, you'll be surrounded by peers and friends who support you regardless of what kind of sports you want to be involved in!
You've got the right, mature attitude! Don't lose that just because of a few ignorant bullies!