Pushed to the brink by bullies, a 10-year-old Lilly-Jo Caldcott spent her 10th birthday in a hospital bed after attempting to kill herself.
Lilly-Jo Caldcott tried committing suicide by overdosing on pills she found at her home. She was suffering from weight jibes and physical bullies at Witton Middle School in Worcestershire.
Like any other 10-year-old girl, Lilly-Jo loved playing and meeting new friends, spending time with her family, and exploring nature.
However, Lilly-Jo suddenly began to withdraw herself from social activities and refusing to eat. Her mom knew something wasn't right and didn't imagine the nightmare that'd befall.
After a couple of weeks of school in Worcestershire, Lily-Jo began to refuse to go to school. According to the mother, Lilly-Jo admitted that she was having issues with another girl in school.
The bullying, both psychological and physical, got worse, and Lilly-Jo became more withdrawn.
Getting her to school was a battle. She was distressed, she wasn't eating and was making herself sick.
Her mother told Worcestershire News that she had been to the school for 12 weeks to resolve the issues, but her daughter's condition never changed.
The mother wrote a letter addressing the school principal, describing the bullying her daughter said she was experiencing.