9-Year-Old Bullied For Disability — Wanted To Die, Goes VIRAL And then THIS Happens
Celebrities such as Hugh Jackman have come out in support of a 9-year-old Australian boy who has been bullied at school. Quaden Bayles’ mom posted a heartbreaking video of him crying over the situation, which got the attention of various stars.
Yarraka Bayles says her son, who has dwarfism, is constantly bullied by his classmates to the point of being suicidal. She said she wanted to share the truth about how bullying affects families, and ask for advice about how to deal with it.
Celebrities Support 9-Year-Old Quaden
Actor Hugh Jackman posted a video to his Twitter account Thursday sending a message to Quaden. “You are stronger than you know, mate,” Hugh says in the video. “No matter what, you’ve got a friend in me.”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan also shared a message, telling Qualen, “You have a bunch of friends out here, out in the world, that you haven’t met yet. We’re here, and we got your back.” As a dad himself, he admitted that “kids can be horrible,” but that it “gets better.”
Qualen’s mother apparently set up the group Stand Tall 4 Dwarfism to address bullying. Since the video went viral, Qualen has also received support from the National Rugby League’s Indigenous All-Stars team. He’ll lead the team out in a match on Saturday.
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Comedian Brad Williams, who has dwarfism himself, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to send Qualen to Disneyland. The goal was $10,000, but over $300,000 has been raised.
“I’m setting up this GoFundMe to let Quaden know that bullying will not be tolerated and that he is a wonderful human being who deserves joy,” Brad explained on the page. “This isn’t just for Quaden, this is for anyone who has been bullied in their lives and told they weren’t good enough.”
Brad said he has been in touch with Quaden’s mother and would donate any excess money from the fundraiser to anti-bullying and anti-abuse charities.