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Jackson Bezzant, who has Treacher Collins syndrome, which affects his face, should not let bullies define him

MiamiHerald / Dear Jackson Bezzant:

Hi, my name is Leonard. I read your dad’s Facebook post about you and wanted to share some thoughts.

When I was your age, I was a shy, skinny kid with thick glasses, couldn’t play kickball to save my life, always had my head in a book, lived alone in my own little world. All of this drew bullies to me like moths to a porch light. I got punched a lot. I had my glasses broken more than once.

I know what you’re going through is a lot worse. My bullies never threw rocks at me. They never called me a monster or a freak. I never told my parents I wanted to wear a mask to school. I never told them I wanted to kill myself.

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