Bullied Australia n boy Quaden Bayles to donate US$475,000 to charity
SYDNEY : An Australia n boy with dwarfism whose distress from bullying became a viral video will donate hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...
Share this content Bookmark SYDNEY: An Australian boy with dwarfism whose distress from bullying became a viral video will donate hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to charity rather than a trip to Disneyland. The clip of nine-year-old Quaden Bayles showed him crying and repeatedly saying he wanted to die after being bullied at school, sparking an outpouring of support from around the world. Advertisement Advertisement The video was watched millions of times and prompted US comedian Brad Williams to start a GoFundMe page that eventually raised almost US$475,000. READ: International outpouring of support after video of bullied Australian child goes viral Quaden Bayles' video was watched millions of times and prompted US comedian Brad Williams to start a GoFundMe page. (Photo: AFP/Erik Voake) Although the funds were meant to send Bayles and his mum to Disneyland, his aunt told Australia's NITV News that the money would be used for charities instead. Advertisement Advertisement "What kid wouldn't want to go to Disneyland, especially if you have lived Quaden's life. To escape to anywhere that is fun that doesn't remind him of his day to day challenges," she was quoted as saying. "But my sister said 'you know what, let's get back to the real issue'. This little fella has been bullied. How many suicides, black or white, in our society have happened due to bullying." "We want the money to go to community organisations that really need it. They know what the money should be spent on. So as much as we want to go to Disneyland, I think our community would far off benefit from that." Australian actor Hugh Jackman and NBA player Enes Kanter were among the hundreds of thousands posting support for Bayles. Quaden - you’ve got a friend in me. Read more: CNA
real hero! My heart go Quaden and his mom. After they all been through, a lot of people still manayed to bullly them by saying it’s a scam and all. Giving all the money to charity should shut them up. Good job. TheEllenShow, I hope you still find it in your heart to grant his wish BullyingMustStop is a shameless act of degrading any person regardless of color, race, religion, status in life and overall appearance. Though there are laws on bullying, sadly to say its not enforced enough to punish significantly the person/s doing the bullying.
I think Disneyland should reward this noble gesture. Small boy big heart, bigger soul
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