An Upstate high school student wants children with special needs to know there is help if they are bullied; meanwhile, a famous television actor is helping spread the word through Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Dillon Greenway, 18, has cerebral palsy and is a patient at Shriners in Greenville. Actor RJ Mitte from television's Emmy-winning series "Breaking Bad" also has cerebral palsy and is teaming up with Shriners as they launch the "Cut the Bull" campaign against special needs bullying.
Greenway uses a walker and said he was relentlessly targeted as a child at the daycare he attended. He said it got better after he stood up for himself, but he and Mitte want other kids to know Shriners has help available if they feel targeted, and for parents and caregivers to ask questions if they feel a child is being bullied because of a disability.
"He'd kick my walker, he'd push me sometimes, he'd turn the whole playground against me, so it got to the point where it was so bad ... I would get so sad and so frustrated that I'd cry," said Greenway of his bully, with whom he has since reconciled.
"We're all trying to learn and grow in this world," said RJ Mitte. "I look at a disability not as a disability, but as a challenge, an opportunity to grow and to fight and to learn."
Mitte is the spokesman for the "Cut the Bull" campaign.
To learn more, visit the campaign's website.
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