Snowflakes cannot be duplicated because they are one of a kind... just like Amanda!
What we have learned about Amanda and her story about what happened.
She would have wanted everyone to know how much she hurt emotionally and how the same thing also hurt thousands of other children and youth each day. Amanda couldn’t stop what was happening to her and it was her dream to make it right for others. She thought it would help to tell her story for others to hear so she created a video that shared her story - My story: Struggling, Bullying, Suicide, Self Harm.
It is critical to be able to recognize the signs of someone in need of assistance and to be there to listen and support. Sometimes just listening is all is needed.
Anyone can be that voice by taking just a few minutes to learn more about bullying, cyberabuse, online safety and mental health.
I'm struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I'm not doing this for attention. I'm doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. I did things to myself to make pain go away, because I'd rather hurt myself then someone else. Haters are haters but please don't hate, although I’m sure I'll get them. I hope I can show you guys that everyone has a story, and everyone's future will be bright one day, you just gotta pull through. I'm still here aren't I ?”
~ Amanda xoxo Sept 7, 2012
Amanda had a dream of helping kids, and through Carol's efforts, this dream has become a reality.
By speaking up about bullying, cyber abuse, internet safety and mental health, we know that Education & Awareness is being added to a landscape that will bring together the conversations needed to break the cycle of harm to others.
UPDATE ON ACCUSER:
Man accused of cyberbullying Amanda Todd Extradited to Face Charges in BC
On Friday, the BC Prosecution Service confirmed the man was transferred to B.C., where he remains in custody and faces five charges, including extortion, two counts of possession of child pornography, communication with a young person to commit a sexual offence and criminal harassment. Read more...
Words for sharing ....
"This legacy has been created in memory of my daughter and have surrounded her and the world with SNOWFLAKES. The overall goal is that when others see SNOWFLAKES, they can see how beautiful they are and how a simple snowflake can relate to people."
~ Carol Todd
" As you go forward in the days and months ahead consider carefully what and how much can be done. Amanda’s legacy should be one that teaches awareness and that our society will only succeed via tolerance, compassion, community, and forgiveness. It takes a village to raise a child. We are ALL that village."