A hug and a thank you!!

Today was just another one of those days. Full of different emotions. But for the most part ~ good ones.

This is one of the best ones … I went to meet a young girl and her teacher at at one of the schools out here in the lower mainland. This girl has been helping with Amanda’s Legacy. Last year with the help of one of her teachers, she started a Cyberbulling Awareness club at her school. As well, she has helped to make the coloured corded snowflake necklaces which are on the website. The hour long conversation of finally getting to meet each other was great. I learned so much about this young girl with a promising future.

Then as I was leaving the school, her mom saw me in the parking lot. She got out of her car and called my name. I figured out who she was before she introduced herself. After the perfunctory hellos, the mom asked me if she could hug me. And then she thanked me with an explanation of how her daughter has blossomed over the time she has spent working on the cyberbullying club and with Amanda’s legacy. I had found out today that this young girl had been bullied in school from grade 5 to grade 9. But like the singer that she adores, she learned to ‘Shake It Off’.

Bravo to a bright future ahead. She knows about online reputations and is making wise choices for herself. It is so nice to see Amanda’s Legacy making a difference ‘one kid at a time’.

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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4 Responses to A hug and a thank you!!

  1. staycybersafe says:

    Thank you for a wonderful time, Carol! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate our friendship and working with you in partnership for ATLS. It really was so inspirational to finally meet you and I hope to see you soon 🙂 Can’t wait to do so many more fantastic things with The Stay Cybersafe Program from your suggestions 🙂 Stay Strong!!


  2. Hamsi says:

    This is what Amanda taught, turning adversity into opportunity. Bravo, Amanda (all those who are taking inspiration from her)!


  3. merle48 says:

    There you go Carol! For every sad day and story, there are many more happy and positive ones! “She’s” smiling ear to ear right now, I just know it!


  4. la Punisher says:

    NICE ~ Saving just one child at a time makes it all worth while.. Nice going Carol
    hugz 2U


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