In a statement for the Stand Up! Campaign in 2010, Colin Farrell talked about his brother Eamon's high school struggles:
"I can't remember much about the years of physical and emotional abuse my brother Eamon suffered. I was very small. The thing I do remember, though, quite literally, is blood on his school shirt when he came home in the afternoon. . . . I didn't understand at that time the concept of 'difference.' Back then, as now, he was just my big brother."