WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - As the story of their son's death spreads across the nation, the Rodemeyers made it very clear that Jamey's message of love and acceptance must never be silenced.
Jamey's mom, Tracy Rodemeyer, said, "It hurts me so, to think my son felt like he was not worthy of anything."
14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer had been bullied relentlessly since fifth grade. His parents Tim and Tracy found his body on Sunday.
"It really just started with all the boys, cause all the girls just loved him and they always defended him, but all the boys would say, 'Geez, you're such a girl. Why are you hanging out with all those girls? What are you, a girl? Oh, you must be gay.'"
Tracy added, "The bullies now are still walking around. They get to wake up tomorrow and go to school and see all their friends, but my son will not be given a second chance no matter how much I have prayed. I would have given my own life to turn back the minute we seen him."
He was harrassed by online insults. He saw counselors to try to deal with the pain.
In a YouTube video posted in May of 2011, Jamey said, "We were born this way. Now all you have to do is put your head up - put your head up and you'll go far. Because that's all you have to do, just love yourself and you're set."
But just weeks ago he posted a plea for help, writing, "I always say how bullied I am, but no one listened... What do I have to do so people will listen to me?"
The Rodemeyers refuse to grieve in silence.
Jamey's dad, Tim Rodemeyer, said, "They have to somehow get the power away from the bully. And I don't know how you do that. And that's the biggest question in my mind. Because if the bully has no power, he's nobody."
"For a young kid of 14-and-a-half, he had a big message, a huge message that shouldn't even have to be a message. It should just be common decency to not make people feel worthless and useless on this planet, that they don't deserve to be with other people," said Tracy.
Tracy will bury her son in a t-shirt with a message of acceptance and defiance - it reads simply: "Born This Way." Jamey's idol, Lady Gaga, has promised to fight for change after learning of his story.
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