Father of 11-year-old who inspired Fox 45's Bullying Awareness Day speaks out

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The inspiration behind Fox 45's day of help, hope and healing is 11-year-old Bethany Thompson, a little girl who was bullied because of her crooked smile.

She took her own life in October after she was bullied for 2 years due to her special smile, one that was created by nerve damage in a surgery that saved her life from brain cancer.

Her father Paul Thompson loved her crooked smile, and came to Dayton to speak with Fox 45's Elyse Coulter.

He explained more about who Bethany was and what he's been focusing on since her death, as well as shared his perspective as a parent for a child who is being bullied.

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