“I kept asking what happened? He said nothing, he banged it by accident. That was his birthday, and we went out to celebrate that night. He didn’t eat. He barely ate the rest of the weekend,” she said. “He lost five pounds that first week back [at school].”
His parents begged Liam to tell them what was going on at school. “He finally couldn’t hold it in anymore. He told me he was bullied terribly in seventh grade,” said Fell-O’Brien.
“It started when he made the soccer team. Two kids told him he sucked and shouldn’t have made the team. There were unnecessary pushes and kicks. He was told he was weird, he was fat, his freckles were weird, his eyebrows were weird. They used horrible language and called him nasty words. I asked him how often it happened. He looked at me crying and said, ‘Every day, Mom.'”