The Quaden Bayles family has refused a trip to Disneyland and has promised to donate the $ 700,000 for the young person to a charity.
Six charities each receive approximately $ 66,000 USD.
The charities that receive the money are Born This Way Foundation, STOMP Out Bullying, Dolly’s Dream, Dwarfism Awareness Australia, Gallang Place and the Balunu Foundation.
The remaining funds go to Quaden for ‘direct medical assistance, education, accommodation costs, food to feed the family’ and donations to charities of your choice.
The nine-year-old, who has dwarfism, became a worldwide sensation after his mother started an anti-bullying campaign.
It started with a viral video of the young person who said he wanted to die after being bullied at school.
An online fundraiser, “Let’s send a great kid to Disneyland,” was quickly set up by American comedian Brad Williams, who also has dwarfism.
More than 20,000 donors from around the world came together to give $ 723,000 ($ 474,000) to give the Quaden family the special treat.
But on Thursday afternoon, his family surprised the fans by rejecting the trip and saying that they would rather give the money to charity to help combat bullying and suicide.
Quaden’s mother Yarraka shared the disturbing video that provided enormous support after picking up her son from school earlier this month.
“Which boy wouldn’t go to Disneyland, especially if you’ve lived the life of Quaden,” his aunt Mundanara told NITV News.
“But my sister said,” You know what, let’s go back to the real problem. ” This little guy is bullied. How many suicides, black or white, have happened in our society because of bullying.
“I set up this GoFundMe to let Quaden know that bullying is not tolerated and that he is a great person who deserves joy,” Williams wrote on the GoFundMe page
The American comedian Brad Williams, who also has dwarfism, raised more than $ 700,000 (US465,899) and counted to send Quaden and his mother to Disneyland
‘We want the money to go to community organizations that really need it. They know what the money should be spent on.
“As much as we want to go to Disneyland, I think our community will benefit greatly.”
The fundraising, launched just a week ago, wanted to show Quaden that he is “a wonderful person who deserves joy.”
Williams wrote: “The 9-year-old Quaden is a great boy from Australia with dwarfism.
“One day when his mother picked him up from school, she found Quaden in hysteria.
Quaden Bayles, from Brisbane, made international headlines when his mother Yarraka filmed him and said he wanted to die after being bullied at school (photo)
“Quaden was bullied so terribly at school that he just couldn’t bear it anymore.
‘His mother filmed his tears and put them on Facebook to let people know what the effect of bullying can be.
“The bullying was so serious, in the video you can hear Quaden say,” Give me a knife – I want to commit suicide. ”
‘I am setting up this GoFundMe to let Quaden know that bullying is not tolerated and that he is a wonderful person who deserves joy.
“I want to fly Quaden and his mother to America, find a nice hotel for them and take them to Disneyland.”
Joel Thompson, the native All-Stars captain, leads the team on Saturday with nine years of Quaden in the CBUS stadium on the Gold Coast (photo)
The family explained that it was still considering where to donate the money, but had reserved Dwarfism Awareness Australia and the Balunu Healing Foundation.
Mrs. Bayles explained that at Murri School in Brisbane, where she is on board, seven children have committed suicide over the past ten years.
They are now in discussion with Mr. Williams, because according to the GoFundMe rules, donated funds must be “used exclusively for the stated purpose”.
This means that it is not easy to direct the money somewhere else, with the rules that “under no circumstances use the money for another purpose.”
The actor had written that “after all flights, hotel, tickets and food have been paid for, excess money is donated to charities against bullying / abuse.”
The generous donations were just a few examples of support that Quaden received from all over the world.
The social media post (photo) showed that Quaden returned to cruel trolls who questioned his age with a cheeky, photo-shopped photo
He even received a VIP makeover, received a free haircut at a top salon and an overhaul of the wardrobe of the Australian brand Culture Kings.
Quaden has been invited to a number of global journeys and experiences, including courtide tickets for an NBA game and an offer to attend a mixed martial arts master class in Singapore.
After hearing that Quaden was an NBA fan, the Houston Rockets basketball team invited him to play at one of their games in Texas.
‘Cool shirt, Quaden! We are in your team. We would like to invite you to come to Houston to come to a competition when you visit the US, “the team said, along with a photo of Quaden wearing a Houston Rockets t-shirt.
Martial arts champion and ONE Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong, 49, also offered to let Quaden and his family fly on a paid trip to Singapore.