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In 2012, Evan Hill was a 12-year-old boy living in Christchurch, New Zealand. While he was known as a friendly and kindhearted child, Evan’s physical appearance made him the victim of relentless taunting and teasing.
Evan was born with two incredibly large front teeth that made it difficult for him to speak and close his mouth. One orthodontist said it was the worst case he has seen in 25 years.
Kids at school called him “rabbit kid” and constantly mocked him because of his buck teeth. His mom, Barbara, was absolutely crushed to see her son in so much physical and emotional pain.
But fixing Evan’s teeth would require upwards of $12,000. And after the Hill family suffered a string of deaths and a devastating earthquake impacted their home, they simply couldn’t afford it.
That’s when Evan made an appearance on a current affairs show based in New Zealand. He shared his story about the bullying he’d faced and his family’s hardships.
The Hill family never expected what was about to happen…