Jetta Fosburg is a hero of mine. The ten-year-old girl decided on her own to cut off her long hair to donate it to a charity that creates wigs for children battling cancer. Wigs for Kids got 14 inches of Jetta’s hair for its great work, and do you know what this young Dayton, Ohio girl got?
Bullied at school. Made fun of. Teased and mocked and called “ugly” for her newly-short hair.
That doesn’t work for me. It doesn’t work for me that people torture Renee Zelweger or Bruce Jenner or anyone for the way they look.
I admit I might be extra-sensitive to this issue from my work with burn survivors, but shouldn’t every single one of us be extra-sensitive to this issue?
Show Jetta your support. Hashtag a bunch of social media posts: #StandWithJetta
Like the Facebook page to show your support.
Don’t stand for the attitude of Jetta’s school principal, who, according to Jetta’s mom, “told me that he didn’t know of any child that had ever died from words. And that we needed to toughen up and deal with it…”
It’s good to know you are the right one, Jetta, and that they are wrong–but I suspect it still hurts. I hope it helps to know–we’ve got your back on this!