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For Michael Morones
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Published: January 28, 2014
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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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GeeBeeTheGamerBat's avatar
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's avatar
ArtsStudios|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|Hobbyist General Artist
My friend is STILL lecturing me about this.
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ToonAlexSora007|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor kid :( I hope he gets better...

Screw bullies, and screw :iconinfamaty:, for hating him!
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SharkBandit's avatar
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's avatar
Astringe|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|Professional Traditional Artist
Poor Michael.... :,(

I hope he's doing ok...

MAKE BULLYING KILL ITSELF!!!
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JakeRulez17's avatar
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|Student Traditional Artist
I love this pic of Michael! He is an honorary brony! 
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DarkSoul-Sonic|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|Hobbyist General Artist
Today is the 1 month anniversary, 
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Astringe's avatar
Astringe|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any word on how the little guy is doing?
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Z101rocks's avatar
Z101rocks|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's avatar
Astringe|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great to hear. (Also, I spat my drink out when I read the IE thing).
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flakyfan19's avatar
poor kid :( why are bullies so cruel?
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mutt42's avatar
This is very sweet. 
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flyingscience628|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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paulypants's avatar
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's avatar
Astringe|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds like a great idea. I'll do just that.
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paulypants's avatar
Thank you!
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CherryBeck's avatar
CherryBeck|Professional Traditional Artist
Poor little guy. My prayers go out to him and his family.
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MillerAnimations|Student General Artist
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's avatar

 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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