Seven Bridges was a 10 year old fifth grader. He was born with a birth defect where the opening of his anus was blocked,so he used a colostomy bag to relieve his self. Seven had 26 surgeries and still leaked fecal matter.
Tami Charles, mother of seven said he took his life because of the consistent bullying. It had been going on about 7 months, horribly but nothing like this year. In august seven was brutally attacked.
Tami, sevens mother said he was called racial slurs while riding the bus and chocked until he nearly lost consiousness. He was taken to the hospital for a CT scan after that incident.
"He couldn't fight back. he didn't know how to hurt anyone, it simply wasn't in him. All seven did was pray for the boy, Seven was descibed as a snitch because his mother was so aggresive in advocating for him.
The school system had inconsistencies about bullying.
Tami said seven seemed to be so depressed in the weeks leading up to his suicide.On Jan 23, 2019 Tami gave seven his chores that had to be done. She went to the store and Mr Brigdes seven father went to choir rehearsal.
When sevens mother returned she found seven hanging from his bedroom closet. She tried to revive him, but he was gone.
Seven attended Kerrick Elementary, School in louisville, Kentucky. Sevens death marked the eigth sudent suicide this year.
Dr. Allison Yoder who pratices and teaches pediatrics and psychiartry at the University of Louisville's Shool of Medicine, said suicides by preteens can be traced to bullying or ongoing , physical health issues of the victim.
It's rare but becoming more common, Yoder told NBC News".
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