The Life of Ryan Cooke

My name is Ryan Cooke and I am special and I have autism I was different than boys when I first started school because me at school was different everybody has a different taste in music well when I started school I used to think about my favorite singers all the time during break time and other boys made fun of me because I always liked Celine Dion, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, and Destiny's Child and those boys made fun of me and I always like song Part Of Your World from The Little Mermaid and the song from FernGully A Dream Worth Keeping by Sheena Easton and I always like Sheena Easton and the song A Whole New World from Aladdin and boys were making fun of me and I was telling them "Please Stop" and I just walked away and just spent time with my friends and my friends stood up to me and then a few years I met a nice boy named "Tyler" Tyler was special and he didn't have any friends because he got made fun of and got teased and I stood to him and I became a good friend and a bully was picking on Tyler and I told the bully to stop and the bully who was a boy that called a brown hair blue eyed idiot and I did not like that and when I got called that I slapped the bully so hard in the face and he said "Don't Ever Hit Me" and I said "Well Leave Me and My Friends Alone" and then the bully pulled my hair so hard and I slapped the bully's face to get him off and then I punched the bully in the face to get him off and the bully fell to the ground and the bully started crying and I said "Well that's what you get for messing with me and my friends" and then the next day he was at it again and when the bully was gonna pull my hair and he tried to so I grabbed his arm and he said "Let Go Of Me" and threw him down on the ground and I kicked the bully while he was laying on the ground and he was screaming in pain and I told the teacher about the whole bully situation and things got settled because I was so mad and I had to calm and I got a drink of water from the fountain and I calmed down and the bully was not gonna bother me and friends anymore. A Few Years Later I met a boy named Ian Chernoff he was something when I first met him I was 6, 7, or 8 years old when I first met him he was a bully to me years ago and he pushed me into a wall in the boys' bathroom and I started crying and he pushed me to the floor and I started crying and Mrs. Delfine put him in Time-Out and he never pushed me again.

When I was in High School on my Junior year I was bullying Ian Chernoff so bad me and my general ed friends were making fun of him calling him names me and all my friends hated Ian Chernoff so much and that was in the year 2012 and it was in the spring time and I was 17 when I started bullying Ian Chernoff and the bullying him was a persistent routine and I was a member of The Pack and I was The Pack Leader and the bullying would not stop and I was letting my general ed friends torture that poor kid and we would not leave him alone and they were punching him and kicking him and it would not stop and my general ed friends that were chasing him after school I ignored it and went to my play practice and I had to stay focused on my play practice and I did and when the play was all over I went to Special Olympics Bowling and I was told if I bully Ian Chernoff again I would not be able to go to the movie theater with my aunt and uncle or any of family members or any of my friends for a while and when I got told that I finally learned something and the bullying Ian Chernoff never happened again.

Then When I was a Senior in High School my bullying days were finally over and I started taking choir classes and I did perfect in my vocal music class and I was in two plays on my senior year and I did two concerts in my vocal music class and the choir concerts were awesome and most of my general ed friends were part of the audience and they loved it and I've been thinking about my singing events for all my friends and my bullying days were over in September 2012 and stayed focused on singing and I was in Drama Club on my senior year and I graduated high school in 2013 the year my last play came and my last concert so I'm in post-secondary now which is a program for adults with autism ages 18-26 and I get to go there till I'm 26 and I've been thinking about going to college and I'm being nice to everybody and treating everybody with respect and even though I like Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Shakira, One Direction, One Republic, Pink and other kinds of music everybody is not making fun of me about it all and things are getting better.

This story is to let everybody know not to be a bully and not make fun of others and treat others the way they want to treated and have confidence in your self and stay focused on something that you're supposed to focus on and the bullying is never good and bullying is not acceptable and bullying can get somebody nowhere so don't be a bully and always stand up to somebody.

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