I hate that kids still have to put up with this kind of stuff. There has to be a way to make every kid feel safe, welcome and accepted in School. Alex Hernandez has been deaf since he was 1 and says he’s been bullied his entire life because of his cochlear implant and scars from surgery. “Those students think it’s OK to bully a deaf student, but it’s not. It’s not OK to bully someone who is disabled, deaf or hard of hearing, or anyone for that matter.” says Alex. Recently he noticed his backpack was missing and when teachers checked the security footage they discovered 2 boys stealing it and dumping everything inside into a toilet. That included his tablet, homework, cochlear implant battery, money and school supplies.
Since this disgusting incident, his sister created a GoFundMe page and within 4 days they reached their goal of $800.00. Alex and his Mom have since decided it’s time to switch to a different High School and his Mom wants to get the word out about what happened to her Son, so we can work towards ending bullying for good “Today was my kid — tomorrow will be somebody else’s,”