Personal Accounts, Page 3

From Debbie  (continued)

I think things would have been a lot different for me if I would have known about TS when I was in grade school. I would have had a lot higher grades all through school and might have been ready for a career change following retirement instead of just starting a first career (I never held a single job longer than 5 years, most less than 2).

--Debbie E.

--Debbie, thank you so very much for contributing this inspiring account. We all wish you every continued success. Your perseverance in the face of adversity is indeed an inspiration for all who suffer such problems. As I state on the Welcome Page: "You were never alone."--Don

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From J. M. (February 13, 2009)

A Haunting Memory of Bullying

I happened upon your website while trying to answer the question of "Whatever became of Eddie Hodges?" Your comments on school bullying struck a chord with me, not because I was bullied, but because I saw it happen firsthand.

It was in the sixties, the location was at my high school and the victim was a kid I hadn’t known very well. At that particular time and place, his name alone would likely have caused him problems, but he was also beset with thick glasses and a tall, gangly frame. In P.E. class (where I usually encountered him) he showed no physical coordination or aptitude for sports of any kind, causing him to be picked upon mercilessly. His was not an easy road.

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