Ashley, 7 years old, has been dealing with an ongoing struggle for more than a year. An 11-year-old boy has bullied her so persistently that she is afraid to go outside and play.
“She has felt that nobody loves her, nobody cares about her. She feels alone,” her mom said. “She is afraid to come outside to play. She has been cooped up most of the summer because she is afraid to come out and play with the fear of being bullied.”
At one point the boy beat her up so badly that he put her in the hospital. Charges were pursued by the police, and yet, the bullying continued.
Bullied children often suffer deeply. It can take an entire community to heal those wounds. When Zachary Jamison was bullied, it took his parents, teachers, and reforming the school bully to get it to stop.
Christine posted the video onto an anti-bullying Facebook page she created for Ashley. The video got the attention of local bikers like James Dingmon.
“We got word from other brothers at other clubs and we all met,” Dingmon, a member of American Veterans Motorcycle Club of Jackson, said. “I don’t believe in bullying. Nobody should be bullied.”
“We will continue contact and won’t let her feel the way she did before and be hurt any longer, and hopefully the word will spread and the immature violent, destructive behaviors that surface due to parents that cannot properly raise their children will come to an end,” he continued.
Like Ashley said, thanks to a few bikers, she’s not scared anymore.
Hear Ashley’s adorable words to her biker heroes and see her full story in the video!