(NEWSER) – An 11-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina, boy who attempted suicide did so after he was bullied over his affection for the My Little Pony cartoon. Michael Morones is "the kid that never walks. He dances everywhere," his mom tells ABC 11. But on the evening of Jan. 23, overcome with the teasing, "he hung himself off the side of the bunk bed, off the railing," she says. His parents rushed him to the hospital, but because oxygen to his brain was cut off, he may suffer life-long brain damage. Chicago Now reports his brain, heart, and lungs were damaged.