Brendan Carr
Bullying Survivor
Male | Buffalo, NY   United States
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Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
Posted By: greenday230User Verified
11/22/13 3:00 PM
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The major bullying started in 4th grade. I was "smaller" until I hit my growth spurt in 6th grade. I always knew I was different is some way. I have ADHD, which is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Most people found that was an excuse for being annoying. But I have a major form of it and I am on adult pills for it. I also have Aspergers. It is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. And I also have extreme depression. But I'll get into more detail later about that.

A lot of people called me retarded and a fa**ot. I didn't know what that meant til about 5th grade. Then it hit me. I was retarded, mentally that is, but it offended me. I started going to a program called Summit. They specialize in kids with Autism and help them find a way to control it. But that didn't work out so well. With my ADHD, I could never sit still. I was always bouncing around as my mom said. I could never settle down.

Then in the summer of going into my 6th grade year, everything came tumbling down. My dad was diagnosed with Stage 3 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I was in a camp for Summit that summer and I came home to my dad sobbing. I didn't know what was going on so I asked him. He told me he has cancer and would start Chemotherapy next week. The more worse part is, he was diagnosed right before my 11th birthday. I spent almost every second with him. I helped him beat cancer. He even said that himself. He didn't want to give up on my sister and I.

Then, 7th grade came in a snap. A brand new school, a brand new start. But I was wrong. It was still the same people in my Class of 2017. I was bullied much more. There was one new kid, Kohl, who didn't like me at all. He usually verbally abused me on the bus and I just couldn't take it anymore. In about early June late May, he jumped me. But I had an advantage on him. He was only 5'1 while I was 5'7. He threw the 1st punch so I didn't get as much punishment as him. I threw one back, and threw him to the ground. He was done. We both got ISS (In School Suspension) for 3 days. But he got 2 after school detentions while I got 0. Nothing really happened in 8th grade, so I won't say anything about that.

Now this year, my freshman year at a brand new school. Horrible. For the past 3 weeks a confrontation has been emerging, being bullied in class. I have a double period Biology, and it's at the end of the day. Everyone is so hyper to get out of school. So I was sitting there doing vocab while listening to my favorite band, Green Day, when I hear, "Why the **** are you listening to Green Day? That's not even music." I snapped. I said "I've had it with all your bull**** about the music I listen to. If you don't like it, you don't like it, but you don't have to make fun of me for being myself." My mom addressed the situation with my teacher and I didn't get in-trouble. They did.

My goal is to help out other people that are being bullied. If someone gets booked in the halls, I help them. If someone is being cyberbullied, I help them. People were there for me when I needed help so now I'm giving it back to them in a big Thank You letter.



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Posted By: MissVenus | 11/25/13 10:38 AM
Way to put your foot down Brendan that is the first step to backing off bullies. You have an awesome name!
Posted By: greenday230User Verified | 11/25/13 1:42 PM
Thank you so much!
Posted By: CAIRO | 11/25/13 3:21 PM
Green Day Dookie is still one of the best albums of all time so you Rock buddy
Posted By: greenday230User Verified | 11/25/13 3:29 PM
And I was listening to Basket Case at the time. It all works out!
Posted By: LvNvAmie | 11/27/13 1:49 PM
Keep doin' you Brendan 8=)
Story Details


Name: Brendan Carr
Age: 19
Country: United States
Location: Buffalo, NY
Gender: Male
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Maiden Name: N/A
Relationship Status: Single
Profession: Other
Education level: High school
University: N/A
Ethnicity: White or Caucasian
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Weight: 132
Tattoos: No

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