Ashwanty Davis was just another 10-year-old girl who deserved more respect than what she got out of her short life.
Any parent will tell you that pre-tweens are in a rather difficult stage as they are slowly letting go of their childhood while they are also learning how to become young adults as their bodies mature and develop. It’s a confusing stage to be in and that’s why parents know it’s their job to be with them and talk to them, every step of the way.
Unfortunately, not every child has someone they can talk to or an outlet to express their feelings. Case in point: Ashwanty Davis was a fifth-grader at Sunrise Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado. She had a passion for basketball and wanted to grow up to be a WNBA star. Yet she was also bullied by her peers at school. Words were exchanged and one thing led to another. Ashwanty’s parents were aware of the situation but the young girl wanted to settle things on her own terms. That’s when she got into a fight that would ultimately cost her life later on.
Let me warn you that Ashwanty Davis’ story is truly heartbreaking, yet this is one that needs to be told. Here’s what happened.