I'm posting this while I'm in complete tears and devastation at this moment along with my family.
I just received a phone call from my sister who I will not name and if I had already in some post so be it. Last year she took care of this young boy named Mitchel who is eleven years old this year, who two years prior had lost his mum to cancer which left the dad to take care of him. His only son and only child. Mitchel was overweight and because of this he was constantly bullied in school last year and beaten up by bullies who picked on him relentlessly in school. His first day returning to school would have been today. Mitchel's father went to wake up his son this morning to find this poor boy had put a bag over his head and suffocated himself; committing suicide. This was Mitchel's answer rather than returning to a school and facing those that taunted, teased and beat on him for a full year and terrorizing this poor child.
I had met Mitchel on many an occasion when visiting my sis and although quiet and often kept to himself, this young boy was very respectful to his elders, very pleasant to talk to and a joy to be around when he did smile.
Mitchel, I know you can't hear this but I am thinking of you along with my family, my little friend and I hope the angels are carrying you to Heaven. You'll be missed.
This song is for you!
In loving memory of Mitchel who passed away today on this day Tuesday August 6th, 2011.