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Brother of bullied teen writes open letter about loss, cyber abuse

Cliff wrote the letter as part of a national campaign that encourages people to write positive messages.

SAN ANTONIO -- The oldest brother of a bullied teen who committed suicide in January, is hoping to inspire others this holiday season.

Cliff Molak’s youngest brother, David, took his own life after his family said the 16-year-old was cyberbullied relentlessly for several months.

Molak was recently asked to join a national campaign called “Letters of Peace”.

The campaign, started by the Paper and Packaging Board, encourages people to write positive messages about traumatic experiences.

Molak wrote an open letter about his brother and cyberbullying in hopes of raising awareness.

“Expressive writing can have a lot of positive benefits,” he said. “It can decrease feelings of anxiety, fear, it can improve one’s feeling of connectedness to the world. It was definitely a cathartic process.”

Since David’s passing, the entire Molak family has worked to increase awareness about cyberbullying by creating David’s Legacy Foundation and by working to pass an anti-cyberbullying law in honor of him, called David’s Law.

If you would like to read Molak’s letter, or submit one of your own, go here.

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