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Anti-Bully Speaker And Musician Pays Visit to Sistersville

September 4, 2019
By Leann Cochran - Staff Writer , Tyler Star News

The sounds of smooth jazz escaped the walls of the Sistersville First Baptist Church on Sunday, August 25 as musician David Wells took the stage. However, Wells' agenda included more than just performing his music for an audience. His time on the stage was also used to deliver a message to the crowd about bullying.

Wells currently lives in West Virginia. However, the smooth jazz musician was not raised in the Mountain State.

Originally raised in Dallas, Texas, Wells attended a high school there that is reportedly much larger than many throughout the state of West Virginia. Wells explained that he was bullied as a senior and oftentimes felt out of place. However, he was sure to point out that bullying takes places in many more places than just the halls of our high schools.

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Pictured is Smooth Jazz Musician David Wells, who spoke to crowds about the effects of bullying on August 25.

"Still to this day, people get bullied at a workplace, at a healthclub..." Wells expressed.

As a result of the way he was treated, Wells felt called to start his foundation five years ago. Since then, he has spent about four years going around to local schools to speak to students about bullying.

A quick online search about bullying statistics in the state of West Virginia will show that even small towns and tight knit communities are not immune to the harsh effects that bullying has on the lives of the people falling victim to it.

If you are interested in contacting Wells about speaking to an organization, you can contact him at www.davebond.org. He also has a podcast called the "Bully Resistant Show" that is a good listen for not only parents, but also children attending school.

 
 
 

 

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