June 16, 2014 – Letter in the IN box

Dear Ms. Todd,

You do not know me and I do not personally know you. However, I have read about the cyber bullying that first your daughter and now you have been victim of

I couldn’t believe the things I read that were sent to you. I am so sorry. No one, absolutely no one, deserves that. You are doing amazing work out in the world, work that will have amazing results when others wake up and understand the changes that need to be made.

The internet is rife with those who want to send out hateful messages and have nothing but maliciousness to share. Then there are those who have no such intentions, and they are out there, but they do not share their thoughts and words as often as the others. We hear about these incidents and the horrible things that people do to other people and all we do is shake our heads and sigh.

Well, I don’t want to do just that. I want to share with you the pride that so many feel for you, and the empathy in the great loss you have suffered and never should have.

I am sorry that this has happened to you, and that you have to go through all this. It’s not fair and it is not right. But we are proud of you, and so thankful that the world has been blessed with one who is willing to fight for what is right, even through adversity. Amanda did not deserve to die, and neither do you. She has such an incredible and strong mother, one who continues to do absolutely everything for her daughter. You have a beautiful soul Ms. Todd. That I can easily see.

Those compelled to send those cruel and harmful messages are scared, because they are the cyber bullies and insecure individuals whose actions are being threatened by the consequences that your good work will bring around. Don’t listen to them.

Please know that we, the quieter ones, are standing right beside you. Thank you for everything that you have done for us and for others. All that I have said is not just for you but for all those out there who have suffered the same as you and work to change the world; while being attacked by users of social media who abuse their internet resources.

Thank you for everything Ms. Todd. Thank you for being strong and inspirational for us. Amanda, no doubt, is very proud of you.

Sincerely, One Who Cares

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About Carol Todd

Being the mother of Amanda Todd has lead me on this journey shortly after Amanda's death on October 10, 2012. Amanda's prolific You Tube video has been viewed over 33 million times. Through this video, there has been an increased awareness about cyberbullying, social media safety and mental health. www.amandatoddlegacy.org
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7 Responses to June 16, 2014 – Letter in the IN box

  1. Andria says:

    Sempre estarei na luta ,e admiro sua força Carol e de todos que estão com você nesta luta,perdi minha mãe no sábado ,sei bem o que é uma dor assim.

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  2. no quotes to offer…just support….stay strong,

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  3. merle48 says:

    ” People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
    If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
    If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
    If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
    The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
    For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was NEVER between you and them anyway.
    Mother Theresa

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  4. Hamsi says:

    “Please know that we, the quieter ones, are standing right beside you….”What a beautiful sentiment! And right on the mark, because that is just how it is. I really can’t understand how anyone can be callous about someone’s death, but those who think like me far outweigh the few callous bullies. We, the quieter ones, are in the majority.

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  5. merle48 says:

    “That was rough…. Thing to do now is try and forget it…. I guess I don’t quite mean that. It’s not a thing you can forget. Maybe not even a thing you want to forget…. Life’s like that sometimes… Now and then for no good reason a man can figure out, life will just haul off and knock him flat, slam him agin’ the ground so hard it seems like all his insides is busted. But it’s not all like that. A lot of it’s mighty fine, and you can’t afford to waste the good part frettin’ about the bad. That makes it all bad…. Sure, I know — sayin’ it’s one thing and feelin’ it’s another. But I’ll tell you a trick that’s sometimes a big help. When you start lookin’ around for something good to take the place of the bad, as a general rule you can find it.” ~From the movie Old Yeller

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  6. la _punisher says:

    Powerful message, My thoughts exactly, Kudos to you Carol, Keep up with the good fight ❤

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