Tharon was bullied as a child for his speech impediment. But once he decided to ignore the bullies and focus on his passion in life—inventing—he realized how much happier he was. Now he goes to schools to share his own experience with being bullied, as well as the story of his friend who committed suicide. Tharon hopes to “inspire the youth to be the upstander and not the bystander” through his organization, TruKidz. He tells youth to “just do you,” and shares how focusing on his inventing, instead of the bully, was the key to making a positive change in his life. His message has reached 130,000 kids over the past year, and he’s heard how well his message has empowered the youths at schools to make a change from their principals.