7-year-old student, Jackson Bezzant, was having his breakfast meal at school when 3 older boys walked over to him and started teasing him. They kept calling him with bad names such as “monster” and “ugly”.
Fortunately, a teacher’s aide paid attention to what happened and immediately stopped the cruel bullying before it grew any further.
However, the incident was enough to break the heart of his father, Dan.
His son, Jackson, was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare disease that causes the bones of Jackson’s face to remain severely underdeveloped, and the condition has left him nearly deaf, and has also affected his eyesight. He has had several surgeries and will need to have even more as he grows to correct the condition.
Because of his appearance, Dan knew that his kind son is suffering from the bullying at the hands of people of all ages.
“One time, a woman walked past us, and we could hear her say, ‘Did you see that little boy’s face?’” he recounts.
That is why he decided to take to social media to reach out and educate the parents of the bullies when he found out the deep extent of Jackson’s daily experiences and that his little boy had even considered suicide.
But he he had no idea his Facebook plea would create such a reaction like this.
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This is Jackson Bezzant, and he’s about to turn 8 years old.
Jackson was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare condition that causes improper development of bones and facial tissues. His hearing and vision are severely impaired, and he relies on hearing aids.
The first-grader from Rigby, Idaho, will have to undergo many procedures throughout his life.
Jackson’s dad, Dan, heard sad news about his son that broke his heart into pieces.
Like usual, Jackon was eating in the cafeteria at school when a group of older boys started taunting him. They called him “monster” among other horrible names.