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Metro Teen Empowers Peers through
Sports Facility and Nonprofit

15-year old Claire Tietgen is taking her struggles with bullying and suicide, and trying to make a difference.

May 12 was a new chapter in her journey as she opens the door on her newest project.

“When I tried to take my own life I think it was an opener to eyes to people, and to my parents that we need to do something or she`s not going to be with us anymore,” Tietgen said.

In the past four years she’s come a long way.

To watch, please click the link below.

Metro teen empowers peers through sports facility and non-profit

Kansas City Star

She beat back bullies at age 12, and now she’s a businesswoman at 15

BY SHAUN GOODWIN
sgoodwin@kcstar.com

Her favorite move is the arm bar. Any chance she gets, she’ll put her opponent in one — and from there, there’s no way out.

Fifteen-year-old Claire Tietgen models the move off her favorite fighter, Ronda Rousey, and actually shares (albeit on a smaller scale) her record of eight arm-bar submissions.

She’s also a suicide survivor, and the bravest teen you’ll ever meet.

To read more and watch the video, please click the link below.

https://www.kansascity.com/sports/article213401419.html

41 Action News The Now KC

Report: More middle school children died by suicide than in car accidents in 2014

14-year-old Claire Tietgen turned being bullied and feeling suicidal around by talking about it with celebrities and professional athletes.

It breaks my heart that they have to choose suicide over getting help. (more…)

FOX 4 KC News

Win for KC 2016 Children’s Mercy Youth Sports Girl Award goes to Claire Tietgen

Win for KC honored Claire with the Children’s Mercy Youth Sports Girl Award at the annual sports awards celebration. Keynote speaker Jackie Joyner-Kersee,

Olympic gold medalist, shared her story and left the crowd with this parting wisdom: “Win when you can win!”. Watch Claire’s inspiring video that received a standing ovation.

Learn about the other Win for KC 2016 award winners. See the press release. (more…)