Quantcast

Dad Realizes Something About His 11-Year-Old Following His Sudden Death

A dad from Oklahoma named Kirk Smalley has told the story of his 11-year-old son bullying and suicide over a thousand times, and he’s just getting started. The construction worker is still grieving after his 11-year-old son, Ty, committed suicide seven years ago.

Ty, who was in sixth grade when he died, was constantly bullied and harassed at school.
Smalley says he and his wife complained to school authorities about the bullying several times, but were given a “boys will be boys” excuse for the abusive behavior.

The inspiration to commit to an ongoing anti-bullying campaign came when Kirk visited Ty’s grave in the cemetery. He said he decided to honor his son the only way he knew how: “One month and seven days after Ty died, it was actually on Father’s Day...I made my boy a promise,” he noted. “I promised him that I was gonna stop bullying in this world.”

A re-energized Kirk and his wife are now on the road 300 days a year speaking at schools and churches about the dangers of bullying, even spending their own money for travel expenses.

Kirk has spoken to thousands of children, teachers and parents at schools across the country.
His organization, Stand For The Silent, has touched the lives of 700,000 students nationwide, and Smalley says he’s just getting started.

Source: Little Things
Photo: Little Things

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

She had been dating him for two years only to discover that her 'boyfriend' was not who she thought he was. It was, in fact, her female friend....

A mother took her 5-month-old baby girl out to run errands with her. Once home, she placed her baby down while she was still in her protective car...

In Muslim-majority countries, it is common for Sharia courts to give custody to a Muslim spouse in a divorce. They may even order non-Muslim...

Officers with the New York Police Department were kept very busy Saturday night after an explosion that injured 29 people. Sunday morning, one...

They say that all’s fair in love and politics, but that doesn’t mean that either of them don’t sting quite badly at times. On the political front...

Latest News Stories

Donna Corden, a 45-year-old mother of three children, was nearly killed after she was exposed to necrotic bacteria that ate into her face and shut...

The power of the people got one Georgia Southern University student fired from her job. Dozens of classmates reportedly called Emily Faz’s job to...

A concerned but grateful mother wrote a thank you letter to a Florida police officer after he arrested her daughter for underage drinking on a...

Music icon Prince passed away last year at his home in Minnesota, and investigators are still combing through things to figure out what happened....

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday that he will strongly oppose the budget bill crafted by House Speaker Paul Ryan, The Hill reported.

...