Ohio girl launches website to help victims of bullying

Ronell Lawson says she was bullied herself

AKRON, Ohio -  

By: Dave Gapinski, newsnet5.com

Ronell Lawson is not your average 16-year-old girl.

She already made the dean's list in Akron's Early College program. She is also closing in on earning three associates degrees as early as next year.

Lawson also has a third degree black belt in taekwondo and has won six state championships. She has competed nationally and around the world.

To say she has a lot on her plate at such a young age is an understatement.

Her latest project is a personal one. She's trying to help everyone and anyone that has been bullied.

Her reason is simple. She has been bullied herself over the years.

"I was quiet. I really didn't talk much. I had a bunch of people that always wanted to fight me," Lawson said.

Lawson decided to create a website and Facebook page called  "Fight for Life - Stop Bullies."

"My site is a support group for those who have been bullied. I give people advice on how to say no and how to cope" she said.

Laura Lawson, Ronell's mom, fully supports her daughters anti-bully website.

"It's not easy when your child is being bullied because the parents are just as lost as the kids are," Laura said.

One in every three young adults have been bullied in some way. But only one in 10 find the courage to tell someone about it. Lawson's goal is to make sure people know they are not alone.

"There are other people out there that can help them make it through," Ronell said.

Anti-bully T-shirts will soon be sold through the Fight for Life websites. Sample photos are available online.

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