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Local bully victim starts non-profit to fight bullying


MADISON (WKOW) -- A local young woman who was a victim a bullying is telling her story through video after starting up a non-profit to fight bullying.

27 News introduced you to Krystal Bettencourt, from Lodi, earlier this month before she made her video. Now, she has finished the video, and even made her campaign to end bullying into a non-profit called, "I Have a Voice: Krystal's Campaign".

The 19-year-old says, beginning in middle school, she was bullied, both verbally, emotionally, and online. 

"I was a shy kid, I never really spoke up, and I think I was just an easy target for kids who were more outspoken than others," Bettencourt said.

She said the bullying started to slow up when she made it into high school and when she learned to speak up for herself and not let it affect her.

Bettencourt said she has already began speaking to schools about her campaign.

You can view her video, and find out more information about her mission on the "I Have a Voice: Krystal's Campaign" Facebook page.

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