A few months ago, I posted the story of Ryan Halligan. On Monday, John Halligan, Ryan’s father, had a story about him published in the Poughkeepsie Journal. John is taking Ryan’s story to middle schools in a crusade to help it from happening to others.
“I want every bystander to make a commitment to not stand by and let bullying happen,” Halligan said.
…”From now on, when we see things happen, we won’t just stand around; we’ll say something,” Ashley Haviland, 12 said.
That’s right, Mr. Halligan. As we saw with the Pink Shirt Gang a few months ago, the bystanders can make a difference. I believe that it would be a big difference if more people would stand up and support those who need it the most.