Jackson Bezzant is a typical elementary-aged child. He’s a cheerful young man who enjoys fishing, being outside, and spending time with his family.
Jackson only differs from typical kids because he was born with Treacher-Collins syndrome. It has an impact on the growth of facial tissue and bones.
In Jackson’s situation, he has had surgery to reconstruct his eye socket and is almost completely deaf.
Additionally, it has caused him to experience constant bullying at school from kids and even some adults.
When he discovered that his son had been called a “monster” at school, his father in Idaho felt “destroyed.”
After that, the upset father decided enough and went on a mission to teach his boy’s abusers a lesson.
Dan, Jackson’s father, has often seen this bullying.
He remembers hearing a woman exclaim, “Did you see that little boy’s face?” as she passed them while strolling the street with his son.
Dan generally maintained his composure and focused all of his attention on keeping his son happy and grounded, which any parent who witnesses their child being tormented would find difficult to do.
However, a recent event at school forced Dan to speak up because he could no longer remain silent.
Three older boys approached Jackson Bezzant as he was eating breakfast in the school cafeteria.
They began making fun of the youngster, calling him “ugly” and a “monster.” Jackson endured the brutal taunting while sitting there, helpless, until a teacher’s assistant saw and intervened to stop it before it worsened.
Dan was crying when he heard the tale, but the situation was far from ending.
Jackson was undoubtedly bullied before, but Dan was determined to make this the last instance.
Dan would send a clear message to all of his son’s abusers: enough was enough.
He rushed to Facebook to make an emotional message denouncing the bullies because he was tired of constantly witnessing his young son being bullied, mocked, and humiliated.
Dan reportedly started by saying, “My heart is in pieces right now, and my soul feels like it’s ripping from my chest,” according to People Magazine.
“This handsome young guy, my son Jackson, has to put up with a never-ending bombardment of ignorant remarks and insults. His classmates regularly call him a monster, freak, and ugly. He mentions suicide while being under eight years old!
He claims everyone hates him and has no friends. Children shove him and throw pebbles at him while yelling these offensive comments. Please take a moment to consider what you would do if this were your child. Spend a moment explaining to your kids about people with disabilities. Talk to them about empathy and loving one another.
Treacher Collins is the name of his illness. even research it. He has had several gruesome surgeries and will have more in the future,” wrote Dan.
Dan doesn’t blame them, and he doesn’t want others to either, even though some may blame the school or the teachers for Jackson’s bullying.
Instead, he wants to place the blame where it belongs—on the parents who failed to instill kindness, compassion, and acceptance in their kids.
“I hope parents who read my essay will know my pain. Please inform your youngsters that bullying is not acceptable. Share this, please. Nobody should be through this, Dan remarked.
Jackson was born with Treacher Collins syndrome. Hence his appearance frequently drew criticism.
The uncommon disorder impairs the growth of facial tissues and bones, leading to inappropriate development and apparent deformities.
Tragically, he will require a lot more surgeries throughout his life.
After reading his message, Jackson’s schoolchildren contacted Dan and his family to make friends and look out for the youngster.
Even Jackson could connect with two nearby children who share the Treacher Collins syndrome thanks to Dan’s moving words. They’re going to get together now to have a playdate.
Dan set up a PO box for people to mail Jackson letters or cards after being overwhelmed by the support, and the box has been rapidly filling up ever since!
Reading Dan’s fervent Facebook plea and learning of Jackson’s abuse at the hands of other kids broke my heart. No one should tolerate bullying.
Many bullying incidents are certainly unintended; kids will sometimes comment on what they see without thinking about the implications or how they might make others feel. But as Dan showed, a little knowledge can stop much suffering.
Tell Jackson’s story if you agree.