Caine Smith is an 11 year old living in Haltom City, Texas. Like many other kids across the country, Caine struggles with relentless bullying from his classmates on a daily basis. He is a normal kid; he plays video games, he has long hair and he has two moms.

Caine delivered a brave and heartfelt plea to the school board asking them to prevent other kids from being bullied the way he is. At 11 years old, I was terrified of speaking in front of an audience. Not only was Caine calm and composed but I think he really affect the school board members. Let's hope something improves and the suffering stops.

You can help. Talk to your kids, siblings, and friends and tell them that bullying isn't acceptable. Most of us have been bullied in some way, and it's about time our modern civilization rises above it.