wplg logo

Marlins welcome transgender teenage bullying victim Chad and her family to loanDepot park

A giant show of support at Tuesday’s Miami Marlins game for a South Florida teenager who was the victim of bullying at school.
A giant show of support at Tuesday’s Miami Marlins game for a South Florida teenager who was the victim of bullying at school.

MIAMI – A big show of support at Tuesday night’s Miami Marlins game for a South Florida teenager who was the victim of bullying at school.

Local 10 News first reported on Chad last month after she was roughed up by classmates because she is transgender.

The Marlins rolled out the red carpet for her and her family before Tuesday’s game.

One extremely cool part of Chad’s experience was that she got to paint the Marlins’ “M” on the pitching mound, and she did it in pride colors.

Teenage transgender student Chad and her family were welcomed by the Miami Marlins to loanDepot park as VIPs. (Miami Marlins)

Chad has been honored by the Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins, and she has been receiving loving notes of encouragement thanks to Cards for Chad.

Local 10 News has also joined the movement to help Chad and other students who are experiencing similar challenges.

Cards for Chad: How to help

If you would like to participate in the cause, please click here to make a donation to the Local 10 Fund. (Don’t worry if the page still shows our Big Bus Toy Express logo, the money will be directed to the Local 10 Fund.)

We have also received many inquiries on how you can send a note to Chad.

Cards for Chad can be mailed to:

Equality Florida, Broward County

2302 NE 7th Ave.

Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Cards for Chad (Cards for Chad)

RELATED STORIES

Cards for Chad: Brave teen in Broward learns ‘love is stronger than hate’

Parents ‘horrified’ by bullying video at Deerfield Beach school

Many attacks on LGBTQ students like the one in Deerfield aren’t reported


About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Will Manso came back home to South Florida when he joined Local 10 in March of 1999. During his time here, Will has kept busy by working in sports, news and he's even dabbled in entertainment. He is now Local 10's sports director and also enjoys the chance to serve as host for special shows on Local 10.