'It made me feel like nobody cared'

'It made me feel like nobody cared'
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Hope. The one thing Molly Burke clung to as she struggled with depression. At four years old, she lost some of her vision. Bullies were relentless.

"Everybody thinks about that year and they're like of course you suffered from depression dealing with vision loss,” said Molly. “But, what really truly affected me more than the vision loss was the bullying."

She used her experience to help other kids who get bullied. Hundreds of students in Yakima County heard her story. One of them was Robert Spink. The high school sophomore said he got bullied all through middle school.

"One day was pajama day so I brought my blanket to school and they threw it in the garbage can and dumped milk and stuff all over it," said Robert.

Robert said he doesn't get bullied anymore, but he'll never forget it.

"It made me feel like nobody cared and nobody was there for me and the only thing that I really had in my life was my mom and sister," said Robert.

Matthew Skidmore said he learned to brush off his experience with bullies. But, it wasn't easy.

"One time I had a nervous breakdown,” said Matthew. “I just had enough."

Local school districts took notice. And, some of them saw things get better. In the 2010 to 2011 school year, Sunnyside reported 93 bullying incidents, Wapato had 74, and Selah had 14. Last year, cases in Sunnyside and Wapato dropped substantially while Selah was about the same. Results like that was why Molly tried to reach students.

"They refuel me and they make me realize why I'm doing this," said Molly.

Letting everyone else like her know, there's hope.