Cause Close To Kyron's Heart
Kyron Duke is a successful powerlifter and Paralympian athlete. The 23 year old recently represented Team GB at the IPC European Athletics Games in Swansea.
Kyron's agreed to become an ambassador for our 'Hear My Voice' campaign. It's a cause close to his heart, he was bullied when he was in secondary school.
Duke was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. He says he was singled out during secondary school by a group of children.
Kryon can still picture one particular incident clearly. He told us:"I got sellotaped to a post in school I don't know whether it was because of my disability or because of my height. It was devastating to be honest. I tried to fight back.. but I wasn't strong enough. It was traumatising, there were a lot of people there. There was loads of people chanting, loads of people shouting. Some people were saying 'stop it'.. but no one did nothing..until I think someone went to get a teacher and then the teacher came. But by the time that was.. I was distraught."