Support for bullied Australian boy gains momentum globally
Bullied Australian boy with dwarfism receives global support after a bullying awareness video recorded by his mother showing the nine-year-old at his wit’s end and suicidal due to being bullied at school goes viral.
In the video Quaden can't help but break down and cry, asking his mother for a knife to kill himself, after suffering abuse in school, then his mother pleads for all to see the effects of bullying and create awareness as it can have dire consequences.
I just picked my son from school, witnesses a bullying episode rang the principal and I want people to know, parents, educators, teachers this the effects that bullying has, this is what bullying does. So can you please educate your children, your family, your friends because all it takes it for one more instance and you wonder why children are killing themselves.— Mother, Yarraka Bayles
Followers on social media reverted with outpouring support for Quaden Bayles using #westandwithquaden.
And comedian Brad Williams also responded with compassion for the boy and set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to take Quaden and his mother to Disneyland and the excesss funds are planned to be donated to anti-bullying charities.
Williams said the campaign was to show Quaden that he is loved.
I’ve set up a GoFundMe to send brave Quaden and his mother to Disneyland. Let’s show a bullied kid that he is loved!— Comedian Brad Williams
I’ve set up a GoFundMe to send brave Quaden and his mother to Disneyland. Let’s show a bullied kid that he is loved! https://t.co/vGLHQXzO0K— Brad Williams (@funnybrad) February 20, 2020
The campaign which was set up 5 days ago has exceeded its target of 10,000 dollars and has raised over 470,000 dollars so far.