The story of a boy who wrote to Santa on behalf of his bullied twin sister gained a lot of attention earlier this year, but the children's mother said their problems at school have continued.
In September, Karen Suffern wrote to blogger Tony Posnanski about her then 8-year-old twins. She explained she had asked them to write an early Christmas list and was surprised to learn her son Ryan only wanted for Santa to help his sister Amber.
"I wanted a remote control car and helicopter but I do not want that anymore. Kids at school are still picking on Amber and it is not fair because she does not do anything to them and it makes me mad," his letter said in part.
Ryan also invited Santa to his ninth birthday party and wished for him to bring along the members of Amber's favorite band, Big Time Rush.
The story prompted a lot of positive response. People flooded Big Time Rush's social media sites with requests. The twins appeared on Good Morning America and they got to meet the band. Steve Harvey threw them a birthday party and the Harlem Globetrotters visited their school for an assembly on bullying.
But their mother said the bullying returned after the cameras left.
Amber still gets picked on and Ryan is having problems now too. One boy threatened to break his arm because "he should not be on television for writing a stupid letter to Santa, who is not real anyway," Suffern told Posnanski.
She claims the school hasn't been very helpful and even suggested home schooling.
Posnanski is sharing their story in hopes that Ryan will get what he originally asked for -- an end to the bullying.
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