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Recently an 11 year old boy from North Carolina, Michael Morones, tried to take his own life after being bullied for being a fan of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic. Thankfully he was stopped in time to save his life, but he has suffered severe brain damage as a result of the attempt.

In this time of need he needs support and his family is asking for donations for his medical expenses. If any of you could find it in your hearts to offer comforting words or to make a donation it would be greatly appreciated.

Michael, don't give up. Everyone here is cheering for you and wishing you a complete recovery. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

From Equestria Daily: <ins>www.equestriadaily.com/2014/01…</ins>
Donations can be sent to this address: csuttle3@gmail.com
His Facebook account: <ins>www.facebook.com/michael.moron…</ins>
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:icongeebeethegamerbat:
Bullying is just horrible. In my own life, being a brony is just one of the things I am teased for. I doubt it was anywhere near as horrible as his, though. People so disgusting and cruel know no age...Sad Fluttershy  
My heart goes out to you, buddy. I'm so glad this awesome community of bronies and pegasisters is here for you.
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ArtsStudios Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hope he is okay.......:( (Sad) 
this is why we should not bully but we should make friends instead
this is kinda strange because i was in a skit about anti bullying and how to respect others today......
Get well soonHug 
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Suspiciousopossum Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend is STILL lecturing me about this.
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ToonAlexSora007 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor kid :( I hope he gets better...

Screw bullies, and screw :iconinfamaty:, for hating him!
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SharkBandit Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist
What even happened to that kid. I read he went into a coma back in like January or some shit and never heard anything ever again. Not even an update on his condition. It's been months now, did the kid die, is he still in a coma, is he okay? 
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Astringe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't heard anything, to be honest. I've been away for a bit too, though.

All I can do from my end is hope for the best.
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CartoonAnimes4Ever Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Poor Michael.... :,(

I hope he's doing ok...

MAKE BULLYING KILL ITSELF!!!
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JakeRulez17 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Bullying is one of the most disgusting things that there is. Making yourself feel good or look good by trying to ruin someone else's life, even driving them to the point of doing something like this. 

I'm glad Michael's still alive, and I hope he recovers.

People have said a lot of things about the Brony community, some less flattering than others, but we come together when something like this happens. To remind a young boy that he's not alone, that no one is, and that we're all here praying for him.

As someone who has considered suicide on three separate occasions, I know what it's like to feel that kind of pain, like it'll never end and it feels like it's consuming you.

People say "Oh, 11's too young for someone to want to die." No age is too young or too old for that. Never ignore the warning signs when someone feels like their life isn't worth living.

Friendship helped me out of that time of darkness in my life, and I know it'll help Michael out as well. He has his family and thousands of people keeping him in their hearts and their minds.

My heart goes out to you, my fellow Brony. Those people who bullied you are cruel, single-minded, and hateful people. You're better than they'll ever be.

We're here for you, buddy. You've got your whole life ahead of you. I know it <3

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DarkSoul-Sonic Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love this pic of Michael! He is an honorary brony! 
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DarkSoul-Sonic Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm praying for you, Michael! I believe in you! We will support you all the way! 
God bless you, Michael!!! :)
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Z101rocks Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Today is the 1 month anniversary, 
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Astringe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any word on how the little guy is doing?
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Z101rocks Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's doing well. Updates are at www.michaelmorones.org Hopefully the little guy will start responding. unlike IE. (buuuuuuurn)
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Astringe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great to hear. (Also, I spat my drink out when I read the IE thing).
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Z101rocks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My mom uses it...so does my dad. And yet, they think it's 'decent'
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flakyfan19 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
poor kid :( why are bullies so cruel?
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mutt42 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
This is very sweet. 
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flyingscience628 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It really is a shame that kids are getting bullied these days for such stupid things, like liking a certain TV show. And people are STILL saying mean things about him on forums and message boards. I just hope that the magic of our friendship can help him recover. Here's to hoping Michael gets better soon.
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Rainbow2-0 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
.....................
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paulypants Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I'm with an anti-bullying organization called the You Will Rise Project that encourages people to speak out against bullying through the arts. We are creating a page on our site to show support for Michael Morones and his family. Would you be willing to let us share this art piece on our page? We're just getting it set up, but here's a link to the page so you can learn more about what we're doing: youwillriseproject.blogspot.co… On the page, it has instructions for how to email us your work. If you're interested in sharing this with us, please send it to the email address listed. Thank you so much!
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Astringe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds like a great idea. I'll do just that.
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paulypants Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Thank you!
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CherryBeck Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Poor little guy. My prayers go out to him and his family.
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MillerAnimations Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
I'm praying for him, and hoping for the best. Check my deviantart for a tribute picture, that's part joke, and part serious.
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TurinAramaia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014

 It's kinda hard to see any more updates since his Facebook page seems to have been shut down due to complaints.


I know he is slowly making a recovery, but it's a bit nerve-wracking, all because it got censored.
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gregeyman555 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your art in a video for Michael Moronos Awareness, just thought I'd let you know.

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Astringe Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was a good watch. It's really damned nice to see so many people stepping up and showing support.
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LordYanYu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you recover soon,dear Michael. 
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FrankRT Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a serious issue which begs to be addressed. If anyone deserves to die around here, it's those who make Bronies feel bad about themselves!
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FrankRT Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If Michael dies, I shall dedicate myself to avenging his death!
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ravenclawdragon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I wish for the time, when bullying no longer effects us. But Poor Michael and family, stay strong.
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TheHandsomeRockLee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I saw a message for Michael on Equestria Daily and the comments were just horrible, some people hoped for his quick recovery but others just replied by saying he was better off dead, and anyone who said the word pray or bless were wrapped into a cynical argument by some angry antitheist. Honestly... there's just no compassion anymore... Get well soon kid...
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Nolannilestheletter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Im praying for you kid
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Legendary23 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel so bad for him, I mean, young bronies like Michael should never be bullied like that, it's just heart breaking to see get beat up like that TT^TT
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LadyNanaki Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for creating this. I'm sure Michael will love it! I'll make sure the family get it.
Regards
Lady_Nanaki. Co founder of michael morones fund
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Astringe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That means a lot to me. Thank you.
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:iconwonderboltfanrainbow:

Can 'we' creatives make a collection of print-outs and make a artwork or idk book with all the art so far for Michael, when he one day can see what 'we' all made for his support:?

Just an idea...Perhaps Tara Strong can give this book one day to him...

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Astringe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in with that, if it becomes a thing.
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TheKingHildreth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used the vector of Michael for my group banner here in NC. I hope there is no issue with that.

thekinghildreth.deviantart.com…
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Astringe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! That's no problem at all. You should have said something earlier; I still have the non-flattened version, I could have saved you the trouble of cutting it out.
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TheKingHildreth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, that would've been great. Oh well. Ha, maybe next time. Thanks again!
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Astringe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime.
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Vulpecula-the-3th Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
"Only the Weak arms himself with hardness. True strength can afford tolerance, understanding and kindness." -
Tilly Boesche Zacharowsky
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SimeonLeonard Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like that. They strike me as wise words.
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RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont know if he read this but you must be strong!!
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prince789 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
god watch over him.
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anime-underdog Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Michael. My heart goes out to him and his family, and wish him a speedy recovery.
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SheiCarson Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?!?!? I am PISSED OFF! 
BULLYING IS FOR DUMBASSES WHO
DON'T APPRECIATE LAUREN FAUST!!
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TrueMadayar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
True.

Bullying is just criminal. And doesn't even need a reason.

Hope he'll mostly recover.
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