Still Picture and Audio Story

Once an outsider, becoming an outside midfielder.

By: Michelle Guerin

Experiencing bullying can ruin someone for life.  Children experience bullying in school setting every day.  Coming from Reynolds middle school, Justin Barbuto was one of the unlucky ones to get picked on during soccer practices.

Justin, however, directed that anger and the feeling of quitting to working harder.

Playing soccer since he was four but having the thought of quitting his passion made him feel even worse.  Improving every day and practicing every moment he could, Justin made it on Cabrini University’s men’s soccer team.

Overcoming bullying from peers and their parents cannot be easy.  Yet, Justin knew why he wanted to play his favorite sport and worked passed the obstacles.