This week, we would like to help a 5 year old boy called Riley.
Riley has been having a tough time at school. He has suffered from severe ear infections for many years, and has recently been diagnosed with a disease that affects his hearing bones. It means that there is sometimes a bad odour that comes from his ears – which some of the other children at school noticed.
His dad said: “They call him a freak and move away from him when he comes near them. It is heart-breaking to watch.”
Being teased at school might seem like a small thing, but for Riley, that bullying has become a big part of his day, and his life. This little boy is already dealing with so much – he has had multiple surgeries on his ears, his ears leak, he is in pain, and his hearing is affected. And it’s reached a point where Riley doesn’t want to go to school anymore.
With your help, we want to do something kind for Riley to let him know that there are so many people out there who think he’s amazing – and that the few people around him being mean to him are such a small part of the world.