Published on November 6th, 2014 | by Miyume Mckinley7
Bullying: Story of a Survivor
According to the National Education Association, it is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Many children and teens who are a victim of bullying suffer from depression and anxiety. Many feel so hopeless they often contemplate suicide or homicide. We often find out that most students who were involved in school shootings felt like they were bullied by their peers. Though this is a large epidemic, their is hope for youth to overcome bullying. Join my guest Keta Megget and I as she shares her bullying experience.
Keta Megget is an accomplished philanthropist, actress and founder of Team Bully Busters. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California Ms. Megget was a talented high school athlete who excelled in gymnastics, basketball, and track and field. During her freshman year of high school, Keta was singled out (for her looks) and bullied by a group of envious girls.
After months of mental and verbal abuse, the girls took it upon themselves to viciously attack her. Keta suffered a severe concussion, a broken shoulder blade, broken ribs, and dislocated jaw along with various injuries to her internal organs.
Even after months of rehabilitation, Keta was too scared to return to school. Beyond the horror of the physical attack, she was left with mental and emotional scars that kept her in constant fear for her safety.
Although Keta currently suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) because of this experience, the incident fortified her resolve in dealing with the unpleasant aspects of life inciting her to become a strong activist against bullying. Keta has decided to share her horrifying ordeal with the world in order to educate students about the importance of self-defense, health and fitness as well as standing up for what is right.
Tune in Saturday, November 8 at 10am on www.acceleratedradio.net or watch/listen her live on my blog.