Kirk Smalley and his wife Laura are pictured at the White House in Washington

 
Kirk Smalley and his wife Laura are pictured at the White House in Washington
Kirk Smalley (R) and his wife Laura are pictured during an event held by U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to prevent bullying, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, March 10, 2011. The Smalleys' 11-year-old son Ty committed suicide after bullying incidents at his school in Oklamhoma in May 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)