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Bullied student sells t-shirts to raise awareness about teen suicide

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A Pueblo teen is joining the fight against bullying by trying to raise awareness for teen suicide.

Frances Murrafo says she was required to do a community project for school, and wanted to come up with something to honor several of her friends who have taken their own lives in the past year.

She came up with these t-shirts to raise awareness, and also raise money for the Pueblo Boxing Acadmey, run by her uncle.

The Risley student tells News5 she used to be bullied--and even considered suicide--and says the boxing academy was one of the only positive outlets she was able to find in Pueblo.

"They help kids if they need to talk or open up to other people their age.  I opened up to a lot of people in the boxing group.  I thought I didn't have friends but you can make friends [there].  They're nice people.  And the coaches are really nice," said Murrafo.

T-shirts cost $11.  If you are interested in purchasing one, you can message the "STOP BULLYING!!  We're all the same!!" facebook page, by clicking here.

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