Quaden Bayles: GoFundMe for bullied Australian boy raises almost $200,000


"This is what bullying does", she says in the video, in which her son also says he wants to end his life.

Quaden's mother Yarraka posted the video to Facebook on Thursday, after her distraught son told her he "wanted to die". He begged for someone to kill him.

The video quickly went viral, offering a candid look into the emotional effects that constant bullying can have on children, especially those with disabilities.

Support for the boy built as the video spread online and a GoFundMe page started by United States comedian Brad Williams had raised over $150,000 to give Bayles a trip to Disneyland in California by Friday. "It's going to get better, I promise". "I have been in touch directly with Quaden's mother", the fundraiser message read. So incredible to see all sorts of people come together.

Stay tuned for updates on if Quaden will be going to The Grandest Stage of Them All in April. But the boys are here and we've got your back. Views have topped 10 million and the video has been shared more than 200,000 times.

His mother posted the video to raise awareness of the damaging impacts of bullying.

Streaming her son's distress on Facebook, Yarraka explained she "didn't know what else to do" following the relentless abuse making her son's life a misery.

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The outpouring of support from around the world that followed has overwhelmed the Bayles family.

Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman was one of the first, posting a video on Twitter. Incredibly, over £110,000 has also been raised in support of the nine-year-old. Hugh Jackman stated the following. "You're stronger than any bully, remember that sweet boy". "I want people to educate their children", the mother says. Bullying is not okay. Life is hard enough.

'I've obtained some excellent recommendations however I require extra, I desire individuals to recognize just how much it is injuring us as a family members, ' she stated as her voice trembled. quaden.

In response, celebrities posted messages of support for Quaden, and various organizations offered Quaden opportunities to give him hope. If any of my Australian fans know this family, Please tell this wonderful boy that he has me and an army of friends all over the world that support me.

"We are losing way too many people because of bullying, because of discrimination, because of racism". In typical fashion, the internet has gone overboard by pushing "Tyrion Lannister" into Twitter's trending topics-thus once again attacking the child for dwarfism.

Wrestler Mick Foley lent his support to the cause, saying, "I hope the kindness being shown to Quaden through this fund will offset some of the bad bullying he has endured".