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Friday, October 24, 2014

Football players befriend special-needs student, protect her from bullying (Video)

16-year-old high school sophomore Chy Johnson was born with a brain disorder and is a special-needs student at Queen Creek High School in Arizona. She says she’s been bullied throughout her life because she is different, and she says she even had trash thrown at her at school. But Johnson hasn’t been bullied in school anymore thanks to the help of some members of the school’s undefeated football team.

Johnson’s mother contacted Carson Jones, a family friend who also happens to be the starting quarterback on the football team, to ask for names of people bullying her daughter. Jones, a senior who has thrown for 17 touchdowns and four interceptions, took matters a step further and invited Chy to eat lunch with him and his teammates. She’s been eating lunch with Jones and his friends since then, and the new friendships have protected her from bullying.

“They’re not mean to me, because all my boys love me so much,” a smiling Chy told AZFamily.com.

Johnson and Jones will be recognized by the Arizona State Legislature next year for their anti-bullying efforts.

What a great story. No doubt Ray Rice would be proud.

H/T Prep Rally



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