"I’m struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I’m not doing this for attention. I’m doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. I did things to myself to make pain go away, because I’d rather hurt myself then someone else. Haters are haters but please don’t hate, although I"m sure I’ll get them. I hope I can show you guys that everyone has a story, and everyone's future will be bright one day, you just gotta pull through. I’m still here, aren't I?"
-Amanda Todd Here (07.09.2012.)
Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns reaches out to GLBT teens
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