As a young girl in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade I was a heavy girl. I have battled my weight my whole life and do still to this day. Some of the kids at my school were very very cruel to me. They would call me every name for being heavy or overweight you could think of, they drew pictures of whales and cows and things like that and would tape my face to those pictures. I had old food put in my locker with hateful notes. Life for me in Middle School was a living hell. I had this amazing teacher name Mr. Froman he was my History teacher ( my fav subject), anyways one day a group of about 10 boys drew a couple of pictures of a cow, an elephant and a water buffalo and wrote my name on it and some other nasty words. They started passing these around the room while we were watching a movie. After the entire class had seen them and laughed and pointed at me they made there way to my desk. I tried so hard to just ignore them and not even look down at the cruel paper that had been sent my way as a form of torture. Mr. Froman came over and picked them up. He was so mad he turned the movie off and flipped on the lights he demanded to know who drew these and of course not wanting to get in trouble for there parts they all turned on each other. Mr. Froman kept those 10 boys after school, when I walked in to class the next day Mr. Froman had a card, flowers, and some candy on my desk just for me. One by one each of those boys got up came over to me and appologied and read a letter they wrote to me that named 10 positive things about me. When Mr. Froman kept them after the day before he gave them an assignment, they were to go home tell there parents what they had done, they had to write me a letter along with saying 10 good things about me and them and there parents had to sign it. I will never forget my Hero that day. Thank You Mr. Froman. I am now 32 years old and it still means the world to me.
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