The world’s love for Quaden Bayles keeps growing, with US comedian Brad Williams leading a fundraiser to take the nine-year-old to Disneyland.
Like Quaden, Williams also has dwarfism, and has raised a staggering $170,000 on GoFundMe after a video of the young boy went viral.
“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,” Williams writes.
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There is good in the world! A 9 year old boy with dwarfism named Quaden was being mercilessly bullied at school. After a particularly horrible day, Quaden was in hysterics. His mother taped him crying, saying he wanted a knife to kill himself, and put it on the internet to show people the effects of bullying. This story struck a nerve with me. So I started a GoFundMe to fly Quaden and his mother to America and send them to Disneyland. I set the goal at 10k, as of now we have 18.5k raised! I love all of you. Quaden loves you. We stood up to bullying! Any money leftover after he goes to Disney will be donated to anti-bullying/anti-abuse charities. Thank you so much for your generosity and showing a child there is love in the world. #EndBullying Here is the link to the GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-send-a-wonderful-kid-to-disneyland
“I want to fly Quaden and his mother to America, get them a nice hotel, and bring them to Disneyland.
“This isn’t just for Quaden, this is for anyone who has been bullied in their lives and told they weren’t good enough.
“Let’s show Quaden and others, that there is good in the world and they are worthy of it.
“I have been in touch directly with Quaden’s mother.”
Quaden is also the face of Stand Tall 4 Dwarfism, which his mother Yarraka Bayles set up to raise awareness around the condition.
“Brad Williams you’re an absolute legend,” a post to the Facebook page of the charity reads.
“We can’t wait to meet you in America. Thank you so much.”
Quaden’s mother, Yarraka, released a statement on the page, expressing her appreciation and gratitude for all the support.
“Thanks everyone for the overwhelming show of love and support from so many people from all around the world.”
Yarraka will now be meeting with “appropriate people in power” to discuss the issue.