Dee the Fat Whale Saves the Whales

My name is Dannie Mcmillan, known to my friends as Dee. I am Junior in high school Lampasas High in Lampasas, Tx.
   I was recently a victim of cyberbullying. Someone at my school made a fake Twitter profile with the username fatwhaledee. They put their name as Dee's a fat whale. They took my powerlifting sports team picture and photo shopped a whale over my face. After making the page they started following people from my school, with each follow another person was notified of this page.
   At first I had no clue, it started with wierd looks in the hallways and people giggling behind my back. Then my friends started sending me screenshots of the page so I would know. It was awful, the shame and embarresment I felt. I left school right away and went home where I locked myself in my room and cried for hours. I stayed at home watching the follows grow for three days.
   I was destroyed but with the help of my sister, my friends, and plus size model Laura Lee I decided to embrace it and turn this horrifying thing into something beautiful. We are starting to raise money to help whales. Therefore the name "Dee the Fat Whale saves the Whales." 
   All of the money raised will be donated to Save the Whales an operation founded in 1977 to save endangered whales such as the Vaquita, educate children and people on whales and how to protect them, as well as campaigning against captivity of Orcas. I have requested however that all of the funds raised by my group be used to help protect the endangered whales.
   This project means so much to me because while I can help make a difference in the oceans I can also set an example for other victims of bullying. I can take someone's hate and use it to spread love. Overcoming things like this is not easy but people need to know that it is possible and they have support. 
   

Donations

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  • Jocelyn Raquepau  
    • $10 
    • 42 mos
  • Carol Becker 
    • $25 
    • 42 mos
  • Liz Reinhardt 
    • $10 
    • 42 mos
  • Hannah Wallner 
    • $20 
    • 42 mos
  • Suzanne Brown  
    • $25 
    • 48 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

De McMillan 
Organizer
Lampasas, TX
William Mcmillan 
Beneficiary
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