“From Victims to A-List Celebrities: Beating the Bullying Culture Part 2”
Bullying transcends demographic barriers, gender included. No one is immune, not even celebrities. Emotional or physical in nature, the pain that follows the abuse takes its toll on the victim. You can’t control what other kids do or say, but you can control how you choose to react. Each of our Guardian Angel celebrities listed remembers moments in their life when others tried to bring them down. What makes their stories so significant is that they didn’t let their tormenters win and you shouldn’t either.
When these stars looked in the mirror, they saw themselves for who they truly were: unique individuals whose differences made them special and destined for greatness. These men emerged as internationally famous actors, a Grammy winning artist, and the leader of the free world. Their success was driven by their refusal to let anything stand in their way, bullies included. Celebrities – 1, Bullies – 0. These are their stories.
Jackie Chan, Actor
Wish Kid: Kenney – spina bifida, hydrocephalus
Justin Timberlake, Actor/Singer
Wish Kid: Emily – congenital heart disease and heart malformation
Barack Obama, President
Wish Kid: Ta’Kiyah – brain tumor
Tom Felton, Actor
Wish Kid: Alexandra – spina bifida & hydrocephalus
Josh Hutcherson, Actor
Wish Kid: Marisa – acute lymphoblastic leukemia
So how can you apply the personal experiences of these stars to your own life? Like them, you’re perfect just the way you are. Never lose hope or give up on following your dreams. Your originality is a well of untapped potential. Remember how important it is to embrace that individuality. After all, it could make you the prime candidate to be the next President of the United States of America.