Local military family honoring son, bullying victims in cross-country drive

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 3:43pm

An El Paso military family is honoring the memory of their loved one and others who've fallen victim to bullying.

Christian Taylor was a high school freshman in Virginia when he committed suicide three years ago.

Lisa Williams, his mother, says it was a result of bullying.

"My family will never be a 100 percent right," she said. "I will never see grandchildren from my son, I will never see him go to the University of Florida. I will never see him play football for the Gators and I will never see him get married."

The family started a foundation called the Christian Taylor Foundation, meant to call awareness to bullying at schools.

Next month, Williams will take her message to lawmakers, in a way she hopes will get their attention.

She covered her son's truck with pictures of children who have committed suicide because of bullying, and will drive it from Austin, TX to Washington, D.C.

"I want people to see how many kids are dying and how fast this is happening," she said.

Williams will begin her journey May 15, hoping to arrive to Washington by the anniversary of her son's death, May 31.

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