Strangers united by 'Morgan's Song'

Posted at 7:56 PM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-26 19:56:04-04

Mindy Davey is no stranger to being bullied. So when she read about 11-year-old Morgan Lorey's struggle, she immediately reached out in support.

"A lot of people think they're alone through it, but in reality there's actually a lot of people that go through it," Davey said. She's a singer-songwriter from Buffalo who tours the country performing her music. "So to come together as one and to really combat it as a team, you can get through it a lot better."

Morgan lives just outside of Albany. She was bullied at school and had issues in her home life, to the point where she felt all alone.

"I was considering ending my life, because I didn't feel as though anyone cared if I died," Morgan said.

After spending 24 hours with Morgan in the crisis department, her mother Susan reached out to Hope Rises, a WNY-based Facebook initiative that spreads stories of goodwill. Together Susan and Kate Glaser, founder of Hope Rises, started a kindness campaign, which has led to hundreds of strangers reaching out to Morgan.

Davey was one of those strangers, who wrote a note three-and-a-half minutes long. 'Morgan's Song' is written from her experiences with bullying, and supports Morgan as she moves forward.

Morgan says she's doing better, and wants to begin to help others who feel the way she did. She says she's shared 'Morgan's Song' with her classmates, and it's already begun to help a few of them.

Davey and Morgan will meet for the first time on April 7 when Davey drives out to meet the pre-teen. On April 8, Davey will release 'Morgan's Song' to the public.