Doug Bender

I was so jealous of those who had friends.


The Story

In today’s social media world, “friends” come and go with each passing day. We collect vast numbers and mass communicate with them via a keypad. In many ways they are just names in a directory.

Having true friends is much more complicated, especially during the critical school years. Doug Bender’s perceived lack of friends growing up greatly impacted his life. In his I am Second film, Doug remembers the scarring that took place during his search for friends, and how he finally discovered the key to understanding friendship.

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