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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Letters For Noah

This post is a little off-topic but I felt I had to share this....


You may have heard of the Letters For Noah campaign, which has gone viral since it was started on Facebook on Tuesday 29th January.

A woman named Karen discovered that her 12 year old son Noah had posted pictures to his Instagram account showing that he had been self-harming, he had stated on the account that he was planning to commit suicide on his 13th birthday - February 8th.

The reason for this? Noah has been dealing with bullies for the past year, and feels that he can't take it any longer and that his life will never get better.

Noah is now receiving hospital treatment, but Karen wanted to try to do something more - and so she had the idea of starting the Letters For Noah campaign.



She started a Facebook page, requesting that people from all over the world send letters to her son to give his words of advice and support, to let him know that his life matters and to let him know that things WILL get better.

The Facebook page now has close to 8,000 likes and a website has also been created on Karen's behalf.

This story really struck a chord with me - I'm sure many of my readers have experienced bullying at some point in their lives, I know I have and there really is nothing worse.

I have written my letter for Noah, and I wanted to share this in the hope that some of my readers will get involved too - who knows, your letter could be the one that makes a difference in Noah's mind.

I also feel that this campaign not only shows Noah, one child, that his life matters and that there is hope - it also shows every child who is being bullied the same thing.
And it shows the world that we will not tolerate bullies any more.....

So what do you say? Will you send your letter?

Please visit the Facebook page or www.lettersfornoah.com

Thank you for reading.

2 comments:

  1. I have been reading this too and am in two minds as to whether or not to send a letter, are you? xx

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  2. I would love to send a letter but I just wouldn't know what to say. But this is truly awful. Stacey was bullied at school last year and people just expect you to keep quiet about it. Fortunately I don't do keeping quiet and I ensured that the bullying stopped. I really feel for poor Noah and his family and I hope he gets the help he needs xx

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