Daniel Joseph Fitzpatrick was just a few weeks before his 14th birthday when he took his own life. His sister, 17-year-old Kristen, found on August 11, hanged himself with his own belt. His parents, Maureen and Daniel Sr., were overwhelmed by the pain but do not want to let them stop sharing your important and heartbreaking story. Daniel had been harassed relentlessly until he saw no other way out.
The teenager wrote a suicide note multipage his parents decided to publish. He describes how his classmates sixth grade and old friends of his Catholic school suddenly turned against him and how they had been attacked daily harassment:
“… Anthony took it all out on me. I bullied along with John, Marco, Jose, and Jack always did until I got into a fight with Anthony everyone also stopped John, who was angry … I ended up fighting John and has a fractured little finger, “Daniel, also known as Danny, wrote that teased him because of his weight, his grades, because he was not as” hard “as the other guys. “I gave up. Teachers or do nothing.”
“The story of my son is now there for the world to see and the world know the pain she went through, “he said Daniel’s father hoarsely emotion in a 18-minute video he posted on Facebook. “No child should have to go through what my son had to go.” In the recording sharp, mechanical also he explained that he and his wife treated school did not feel their concerns seriously when they took the director Danny difficulty. “All I got was and all he got was:” He will be fine. Are you in counseling? You have to try harder, Danny. These things will happen. ”
Daniel Sr. also had strong words for parents of Danny children named in his suicide note: “You have the opportunity to keep their children every night and every day for the rest of their lives and their natural lives. I do not understand that. Your little monsters took that from me. And my wife. And his sisters. Danny is a kind, gentle soul small. He did not have a mean bone in his body … I just want to hear him say, “good morning, dad ‘again and so I could say’ good morning ‘and’ I love you ‘to me every day all . “
in his deepest pain, the family of Daniel Fitzgerald hopes that his decision to publish his story, will be directed more attention to the problem of bullying and its fatal consequences. Nothing can bring the 13-year-old back to life. But if others open their ears to the victims of bullying and support, perhaps other children may be saved from a similar fate.