13-Year-Old Girl Speaks Out When Bully Sets Her Hair On Fire
Marilyn Caylor 11/8/2018
It's a known fact of life that hair, makeup, and clothes play a major role in every teenage girl's existence. How they style their tresses, what brand of cosmetics they use, and which fashion trends they choose to follow is a direct expression of their still-evolving teenage identity.
Although we all wish it were different, how a person looks tends to pigeonhole them into a particular clique at school. We all had to deal with jocks, cheerleaders, and geeks in our heyday, but now children have to contend with a growing clique that no one wants to belong to - victim. Sadly, 13-year-old Nevaeh Robinson became exactly that after a classmate did the unthinkable and set her hair on fire!
Nevaeh is a spunky eighth grader who spends her weekdays studying at Samuel Gompers School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On that fateful day she was waiting for the bus after school let out. The teen was minding her own business and unfortunately didn't notice the bully that sneaked up behind her.
Before Nevaeh even realized what was happening, her classmate set a brutal attack in motion when they placed a cigarette lighter's flame near her head! When interviewed in the video below, the traumatized young lady said:
"When it happened, I panicked real fast cause I thought I was gonna die because it burnt my head so bad."
The horrified teen quickly patted out the hot flames with her bare hands while her fellow classmates just stood by and cruelly laughed at her.
The distraught teen suffered from very painful 1st degree burns, and is now missing several inches off her previously full head of beautiful curls. Not only has Nevaeh's hair been singed off by the flames, but she now has a 2-inch bald spot on top, along with patches of missing locks around her hairline.
Believe it or not, the news could have actually been much worse. Doctors informed mom Tanya that it was actually Nevaeh's hairdo that saved her life! Had it been styled any differently, the outcome could have been much grimmer. Mom said she'd rather have a daughter with no hair, than no daughter at all.
Unfortunately, this isn't Nevaeh's first bullying experience. A couple of years prior, the teen was at the mercy of another cruel classmate when they actually broke her thumb! Both Nevaeh and her mom are totally fed up with the senseless and needless bullying that's spreading around the country at an alarming rate.
Tanya wants the school district to expel the bully and make a statement that it's not okay to set girls on fire. The mom-daughter duo are now working together as a team to go after Nevaeh's tormentors, and other bullies like them, by taking action and speaking out.
In fact, neither of them are going to stop until everyone realizes just how bad the bullying epidemic has become. As for Nevaeh, she's putting on a brave face and wears a shirt that says "girls don't quit." Now, that's a true expression of her new super strong teen identity!
Watch this video to see how Nevaeh is fighting back after a bully set her hair on fire.