Quaden Bayles, an Australian boy, touched the heart of US Stand-up comedian Brad Williams after viewing a video that his mother shared of him saying he wants to kill himself after being bullied at school over his dwarfism.
In the video, Quaden was crying, ‘give me a rope; I want to kill myself.’
After viewing the video, Brad Williams from California, a comedian who also has dwarfism, set up a GoFundMe page to send Quaden and his mother on holiday.
Brad Williams set up the GoFundMe to let Quaden know that he is a beautiful human being, and bullying should not be tolerated. He also deserves to have fun and joy in his life.
Around $250,000 has been raised so far for Quaden, who broke hearts around the globe after viewing the video his mother shared, letting people know what the effects of bullying have on children.
Following the incident, Quaden has spoken out to encourage and inspire others to stand up for themselves. ‘If you get bullied, just stand up for yourself and don’t listen to what they say.’
Since speaking out to inspire others, this beautiful nine-year-old Aboriginal boy’s worst day of his life has gone to the best day of his life, his mother said. He was even invited to lead out the Indigenous All Stars rugby league team, which put the cherry on top. It will be the closest for him to playing football, as his dream was to be a footy player.
Quaden’s mother was overwhelmed by the response to the video; she never in her wildest dreams thought it would go viral and create such a media frenzy.
Brad Williams stated that the excess donations would go to anti-bullying charities.
Other celebrities have come together to support the nine-year-old boy, including Hugh Jackman, Eric Trump, Mark Hamill, and Ellie Simmonds, the British Paralympic swimmer.
Bullying is at an all-time high within our communities. Please educate your children, your families, your friends, educators, etc., as all it takes is someone to be bullied for them to commit suicide or attempt to commit suicide.
Bullying is divided into four basic types of abuse, physical, verbal, cyber, and psychological, where the distinctive pattern of harming and humiliating smaller, weaker, younger vulnerable people by use of force, intimidation, or threats, to someone repeatedly for social power.
Bullying is not typically aggressive; it is deliberate and repetitive, in an attempt to cause harm to others of lesser strength. In some states in the United States have laws against it.