Comedian raises funds to send bullied nine-year-old with dwarfism to Disneyland

2020-02-21 13:12
Quaden Bayles. (PHOTO: Facebook/YarrakaBayles)

Quaden Bayles. (PHOTO: Facebook/YarrakaBayles)

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Dreams do come true.

Comedian Brad Williams has made a boy’s dreams come true after a mom’s Facebook video describing her son’s bullying went viral.

The video showcased Quaden Bayles asking his mom, Yarraka Bayles, to kill himself because he was targeted for his dwarfism, reported Daily Mail.

Quaden has achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism, and has suffered merciless bullying.

His mother posted the video to raise awareness of the damaging impacts of bullying. Since the video went viral the family have received support from sports stars and strangers across the world.

Brad, who also has dwarfism, kickstarted a campaign through gofundme to support the youngster’s dream of visiting Disneyland.

The campaign has raised more than $170 000 (R2,5 million) and counting.

“Let’s show Quaden and others that there is good in the world and they are worthy of it," he said. "I have been in touch directly with Quaden’s mother,” the fundraiser message read.

According to The Denver Channel, excess funds raised through the campaign will be donated to anti-bullying and anti-abuse charities.

Source: Daily Mail, gofundme, The Denver Channel

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