Castle Rock, CO

Community raises money for bullied DougCo siblings

Suzie Glassman

By: Suzie Glassman/NewsBreak Denver

(Castle Rock, CO) After reading news reports about the bullying Jeramiah Ganzy faced at Castle Rock Middle School and how his family no longer felt safe in their neighborhood, a local DougCo resident started a GoFundMe to help the family relocate.

“I heard Jeramiah speak that night and met him and his mother, Lacey, afterward,” said Meg Furlow who agreed to organize the donations. “As the parent of a future DCSD student, I believe all kids should be able to go to school without fearing discrimination and hate speech. That’s why I’m starting this GoFundMe.”

She said Ganzy wants to relocate to give Jeremiah and his two sisters, who also faced bullying and discrimination in DougCo schools, a fresh start.

As a single mom, Ganzy has had to take time off work to make sure Jeremiah is not home alone while he finishes the semester online.

Friends hope the money raised will also cover out-of-pocket therapy expenses for Jeramiah and make up for lost wages his mom, Lacey Ganzy, now faces after being placed on unpaid leave by her employer.

So far, the fund has raised about one-quarter of its $10,000 goal. Those wanting to donate can go here.

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