~ About her being Blind
~ Public Speaking
~ Her experience with Bullies
~ Free the children, Me to We and We Day
• Molly Burke is a very inspirational girl. She comes to
every We day and she is involved with a lot of Me to We
events. She is also involved with Free the Children. She
has been on a few trips with Me to We. Molly burke is
blind for the rest of her life. She was bullied when she
and Molly Burke
• Molly was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at the age
of 4. This disease is the reason she is blind. Molly can
see if a room’s lights are on or off. Because of that she
can tell when it is night time or day time. Molly did not
become fully blind until she was at the age of 14. Over
the years Molly’s vision was getting worst but, her
confidence and optimism was getting stronger.
• Molly started public speaking at the age of 5. Her speeches are
about what she has been through with her bullying and her story
about becoming blind. Molly has inspired millions of people and
children with her story around the world. One thing that Molly says to
people that are being bullied is that “That you are not alone, you can
get through it and it does get better.” Molly has been to many
different events to do public speaking such as We day, Me to We,
Free the Children and many other events.
Molly when she turned blind she started to get really badly bullied. Molly faced a tune
of depression in High School because of people bullying her. One day when she had a
broken leg the girls that were bullying her came up to her and said they wanted to take
her somewhere. She thought that they were being nice but before she knew it they
were taking her past the gravel field, past the grass field and down to the forest. When
they got to the forest the girls pushed her down into the mud and ran away with her
crutches. Luckily she had her phone and she called her mom and she came and
picked her up. Molly after that never went to school again and began home school.
Because of that molly was much happier because no body was there to bully her.
Before she left school she was at a private school . After being at home school and
learning how to be blind, she went to a normal school for grade 11 and 12. Then she
graduated from that school. The bullies that bullied her never said sorry to her but they
did say they were happy for her.
• When molly was younger she had a lot of friends. She was not blind for all of
Elementary school but was blind for half of High school. In Elementary she
was a normal kid she could see and played sports and everything. But when
she turned 14 and turned blinded her world was totally different. She couldn’t
do all the things she did before because she couldn’t see. Also, she couldn’t
play any sports because she couldn’t see. At school she was treated
differently then she used to be. People thought she was weird and they
should not hang out with her. Because of that she started to have no friends
and that is when she started to get bullied.
• After Molly Graduated high school her brother asked her to come
with him to a Free the Children talk. That talk was what started the
whole thing with her and helping these programs. After that she went
on and went on a couple of Me to We trips to go and help other kids.
Also that was what inspired he to start speaking at We day. Also in
that talk they talked about Silent Day. That was also what interested
her to help out with silent day and be a big helper to inspire kids
around the world.
• I think that I did pretty well in this project. I did stay on
topic in class when we were working on it. Also, in class I
tried really hard to finish on slide a time. In this I knew a
lot of Molly Burke before because I had met her before
and heard about her story. Also, she was at We Day and
talked more about her story. One of the most interesting
things about blind people to me is that their eyes are still
open but they cant see. I really liked doing my Passion
Project on Molly Burke she is a very inspirational women.
"Blind and Bullied." Chatelaine. Chatelaine, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.
<http://www.chatelaine.com/living/real-life-stories/blind-and-bullied-teenage-activist-mollyburke-shares-her-inspirational-story/>. This was a very good website it gave me lots and
lots of information and it had tons of pictures. I did read almost all of it and i saw the
interview at the end.
Child covering eyes. Wordpress. Wordpress, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2014.
"Molly and Gypsy." Twitter. Twitter, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2014.
"Molly Burke." Freethechildren. Me to We, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.
<http://www.freethechildren.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/2013/02/Speakers-OnePagerMolly.pdf>. This is a good website, but it only gives you 2 pictures and has only some
amount of information.
"Molly Burke." Me to We. Me to We, n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.
<http://www.metowe.com/speakers-bureau/view-all-speakers/molly-burke/>. This is a very
helpful and it had a lot of information about her. It talked about most of her life. It also gave
me a few pictures to use. If you are looking to find information about her then go to this site.
Molly riding her bike. Chatelaine. Rogers Digital Media, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2014.
Molly with a girl and a goat. Me to We. Free the Children, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2014.
Wilson, Cari Jean. Pictures of Molly Burke. 1 Apr. 2013. Jpeg file.