On Sunday Night, November 28th, 2021, a mother walked into her 12 year old son's room to find that he had taken his own life because he could no longer bear the pain and torture from the mean kids in his school. This tragedy should never have happened. This child should have never felt that he was being mistreated in an environment where he should have been protected. These parents should not have to be burying their child. But this is the reality for young Elias "Eli" Fritchley.
So many have shown an outpouring of love and support to this family in the last 24 hours; and so many have asked what can they do to help. Right now, the parents just want to prevent this from happening to another family. They want to help bring more awareness and education and prevention to the schools in Bedford County, TN where young Eli went to school.
This fund is being set up in memory of Eli and 100% will go to a foundation being created that will go towards helping other kids and families that might be in the same situation as the Fritchley's so that this terrible tragedy doesn't have to happen again.
As parents and grandparents, it is our responsibility to teach our children to love, not hate; to be kind, not mean; to understand that we are all different in our own ways and that is OK. Hug your children and your grandchildren, tell them this world doesn't have to be so full of evil because in the end, evil never wins.
May God Bless this Family and Rest in Peace Young Eli