My Aunt, Nadia
My aunt Nadia was born on March 18, 1960. She is the third of seven kids. Throughout her late elementary and early middle school years, my aunt, Nadia, was bullied on a regular basis. She was made fun of for her ethnicity and physical appearance since she had to wear a back brace for minor scoliosis. She was constantly tormented by the fear to merely leave her neighborhood because many of her classmates lived on her street. The main people that bullied her were the older boys and girls that she occasionally saw in the hallways and around the neighborhood. This lasted for about two years.
As Nadia looks back at those two years, she distinctly remembers the pain and anxiety she felt. Because of this, after she became a teacher, she decided to create a club called “Kind Kids Club.” The club’s main focus is to assist students who have been bullied, help them reconcile, and develop strong self-confidence and social skills. I consider my aunt a hero because she found her way through hard times and is now using her past challenges to help those who are facing similar circumstances and prevent bullying in young children.She always used to tell me that the children of today are our future, and through her club she is helping future generations.
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