Bay Village steps up again
On Sept. 3, it was made known that an autistic teen from Bay High was talked into taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, only to be duped into being doused with a mixture of water and bodily fluids. Of course, everyone knows this. The entire nation knows this, due to the horrific nature of the crime.
This event has cast an ugly light on our town. However, its students and residents have risen to the occasion to disparage that light and prove that, in spite of the acts of a few, we, as a community, truly care.
On Friday, Sept. 5, Bay High students and members of the community held a rally outside the football field before Friday's game. They showed support for autism awareness, the student involved in the incident, and raised money as well. Earlier in the day, the students wore blue; both to support their school (whose color is blue) and create awareness for autism (who's official color, ironically, is blue). Once again, Bay Village did what it does best: turn a negative into a positive.
I am proud of this city and the people in it for taking this horrific act and both turning it into a positive and never, ever letting it define who we are.
I am an aspiring writer from right here in Bay Village!