Hello my name is Travis Napper and I am a special needs student at Columbus state community college. my bullying experience started when I was younger in elementary school. I was born with a mild form of whats known as spina bifida. when I as in elementary school the bullying for me was more mental and psychological. I was always called freak or cripple or any other derogatory names you can call a special needs kid. it wasn't until I got older that the abuse started to get a little bit physical. I remember one day when I was going to school our bathrooms were right near the elevator. I was on my way to the elevator to get to class. I was in my wheelchair at the time and they had handle bars like most wheelchairs do. someone came up behind and started to try and push me right into the girls bathroom. I locked the brakes and grabbed my wheels as hard as I could and stopped them before they could get me in there. I remember how mad and embarrassed I was. I wanted soo bad to take my anger out on that kid and do some horrible things to him. but I walked away and realized he wasn't worth it. as I grew up to middle school the names still continues but to me as I grew up they were just names to me. just words, titles, things that started to mean nothing to me. I am now 19 years old and still kicking strong. I have aligned myself with several non bullying outlets like this one. I am a member of rachels challenge which also deals with anti bullying. I am a member of groups that I help start within my schools and I want to be as much a valuable asset I can to your organization. thank you and god bless
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