Instead of tears, Breanna Mendoza now has a big smile on her face. The eighth grader was born with a facial deformity and stopped going to school because of intense bullying. See what happened to finally give her a reason to smile.
Instead of tears, Breanna Mendoza has a big smile on her face. After she told her local TV station her story, the response has been overwhelming.
“I’ve gotten so many friend requests,” Breanna said. “I’ve gotten so many people texting me, saying ‘we’re very proud of you, you’re so amazing, you’re beautiful, we love you.'”
Breanna was born with Goldenhar syndrome which caused her facial deformity. Her parents say she has been bullied since she was in elementary school. Now in eighth grade, just when Breanna thought the taunting had gone away, it got much worse.
“When I was finally feeling happy for once, they knocked me back down,” Breanna said.
She stopped attending school six weeks ago because classmates were threatening to hurt her. Social media was once used to intimidate her, but now friends and strangers are using it to send her love and support from all over the country.
“Even my friends that I know that have moved away, they have even texted me,” Breanna said. “They were like: ‘dude, your video has gone viral.'”
And a big surprise was still in store for Breanna. The phone rang around 1p.m. It was the Children’s Craniofacial Association offering to pay for Breanna and her parents to attend their Annual Family Retreat in Newport Beach, California.
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SOURCE: USA Today
Bianca Graulau, KXTV