Quaden Bayles has received overwhelming support after his crying went viral on the internet. Quaden is a 9 year old boy who has struggled wit
Quaden Bayles has received overwhelming support after his crying went viral on the internet.
Quaden is a 9 year old boy who has struggled with bullying by his classmates over dwarfism. Her mother, Yarraka Bayles from Brisbane, filmed her son Quaden crying in the car after she picked him up from school on Wednesday.
Quaden has achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism. The boy told his mother: “Give me a rope, I want to kill myself.”
The video has gone viral and Quaden and his family have received support and encouragement from Australian sports stars and strangers all around the world.
An Instagram page set up for Quaden has been flooded with messages of support and gifts.
The family has issued a statement thanking everyone for their heartening well wishes.
Since the video was posted on Wednesday, the boy has been offered to lead the Indigenous All Stars NRL team onto Cbus Stadium of the Gold Coast, where they play against the Maori All Stars on Saturday night.
Quaden snapped with Indigenous All Stars play Latrell Mitchell, who donned a South Sydney Rabbitohs jersey after signing with the club for this season.
Mitchell and Quaden’s uncle James Roberts are teammates and is also in the Indigenous All Stars team.
The team squad Filmed a video for Quaden on Thursday.
Mitchell in the video said: “Hey Quadey… Just wanted to wish you all the best, brother, we know you’re going through a hard time right now but the boys are here. We’ve got your back, we’re here to support you, bud. We just want to make sure you’re doing allright. We want you around, we want you to lead us down on the weekend. It’s going to mean more to us than it will to you, bud. Just make sure you’re looking after yourself and hopefully we get to see you in the next couple of days.”
At the start of the five-minute clip, Ms Bayles said: ‘I just picked my son up from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal and I want people to know this is the effect bullying has. This is what bullying does.