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Mom Shares Story Of How Bullying Put Her Daughter In The Hospital. It's Every Parent's Nightmare

Mom Shares Story Of How Bullying Put Her Daughter In The Hospital. It's Every Parent's Nightmare

Sharing a picture of her daughter, Sophia, curled up on a hospital bed, the 31-year-old revealed that even her so-called "best friend" did not spare her.

Carrie Golledge had to rush her young daughter to the hospital as a result of severe anxiety that stemmed from being bullied by her peers that included her best friend. The devasted mom turned to Facebook in an effort to expose the awful effects that bullying can have on people, especially school-going children with a heartbreaking post that was shared over 175,000 times. Sharing a picture of her daughter, Sophia, curled up on a hospital bed, the 31-year-old revealed how cruel her classmates, including her "best friend," had been to her that she ended up needing treatment. And if that wasn't enough, even her teachers at her school failed to address the issue immediately and make the necessary amends to remedy the situation. Moreover, the child, who was only 6 at the time, had stopped eating and suffered from such anxiety that she ended up being sick more than 20 times in an hour throughout the night.



 

The 2018 post appears to have been deleted, but Daily Mail captured a screenshot of the Facebook post, that the mother wrote

This is what bullying does...
This is my 6-year-old daughter, hospitalized, due to bullying...
This is my child with such a caring heart that despite being so ill "doesn't want anyone to get in trouble"...
This is my child who has stopped eating, has cried herself to sleep, had anxiety so severe she's up sick over 20 times in an hour through the night...
This is my child whose 'best friend' has emotionally abused her for so long she thought it was normal...
This is my child who has been in and out of the hospital for countless trips due to being so sick with anxiety...
This is my child who was told off for 'telling tales at school'...
This is my child who has been mocked on social media by the bullies' parents for just having such a pure heart...
This is my child who when addressing the issues with her school we were told "It's just 6-year-olds being 6-year-olds"...
This is my child who was told by the school she should be the one feeling ashamed and be snuck in a side door of a morning...
This is my child who her school failed her so badly that we had to move her schools...
This is my child who is one of too many that are going through this...
This is my child whose story is being twisted and manipulated by the very people that were meant to protect her at her school when she was in their care...
This is my child who doesn't want this to happen to anyone else. So this is my child's story we are sharing but she is one of many....too many!
Please help us share her story. Let's show her the support her school couldn't afford her.
#beatthebullies #timeforchange



 

 

Her heartwrenching post touched thousands of people who rallied to show their support for the young girl and her mother. "She has a new school. Her old one did nothing. It tried to sweep this under the carpet. But I got support from across the world, even ladies offering to be her extra gran," shared the resident from Tiverton, Devon, according to The Sun. The mother was overwhelmed by the massive outpour of love and support from fellow parents. "I have been inundated with such amazing messages from people that I don't even know and I am trying to get through them all while I also work out how to allow you all to comment on the post," Golledge shared.



 

Golledge couldn't believe that her message resonated with so many people across the world. "I've had messages from people I don't know," she said, bringing everyone's attention back to the fact that bullying has to stop. "This is happening to too many people and it's so wrong." Thanking everyone who had responded to her post with kind messages, she continued, "You are all incredible I'm restoring our faith in people that has been stripped from us over the last couple months."

Yahoo reports that with the overwhelming support they received led them to create a Facebook group called "Stand with Sophia" to allow others to share their stories of bullying, and how devastating it can be.  She said, "This is so much more than just our little girl now. It’s shocking to hear how it’s affecting generations of people directly and indirectly.”

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