I have to put off our Autism Awarness Celebration for the next couple of days. Most of my Readers know I have recently moved.
I downgraded from a Two Bedroom to a One Bedroom to give my kids a better life. I moved out of the Hood towards the Beach a few months ago. My tween, yes he is only 12, still goes to school in our previous neighborhood. There are gangs and unsupervised hooligans. My son and his friends manage to stay away from them most of the time. My son has a great group of friends and they are wonderful kids.
Lately there has been an uprising of Bullies. These past few months two of my sons friends were beat up for Ipods and Tennis Shoes. They are often picked on for the clothes they wear (Skinny Jeans) and the mix of friends (all races) they hang with.
I am sad to say today afterschool my son was the victim of a Brutal Attack. He was jumped on his way home from School. We just made it home from the ER. My main concern was Brain Injury. He played Quarterback for Pop Warner for many years and has had numerous Cat Scans.
I am thankful he is okay but I am heartbroken he was beaten so badly. Tomorrow I was suppose to spend the day Volunteering in my Autistic Sons Class to jump off Autism Awareness. Instead I will be removing my son from his old school and nursing him back to Health.