“I'm very proud that he was my son.”

Jeff Lasater (L) came to StoryCorps with his friend Drew Cartwright to remember his teenage son Jeremiah.

At 14, Jeremiah towered over his classmates and struggled with a learning disability.

A gentle giant, he was an easy target for bullying, until he finally took his own life.

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Since Jeremiah’s death in 2008, Jeff has devoted himself to preventing bullying of special-needs kids.

To read more about Jeff's efforts to prevent bullying, click here.

Music Info: "Fagotto" by Madrid from the album Madrid.
Produced by Yasmina Guerda
Facilitated by Eliza Bettinger
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