Bullies beware! Top boxer promises to give lessons to Quaden who was picked because he is a dwarf – after video of nine-year-old who said he wanted to commit suicide broke hearts around the world
- Former boxing champion Billy “The Kid” Dib has spoken with Quaden Bayles
- Mr. Dib said Friday that he had offered to give the youngsters boxing lessons
- Harrowing images of Quaden, 9, after he was harassed by bullies went viral
- The video has led to an abundance of support from all over the world
Australian boxer Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib has offered to help a boy who is bullied about his dwarfism by giving him one-on-one boxing lessons.
The former featherweight world champion made the moving promise cry after seeing the heartbreaking images of Quaden Bayles and saying he wanted to die.
The nine-year-old, who has achondroplasia – the most common form of dwarfism, was filmed by his mother after being tormented by school children.
The video has become viral and led to an outpouring of support from around the world for the younger ones.
Dib posted on Twitter on Friday afternoon that he had just spoken with Quaden and offered to coach him in boxing.
Australian boxer Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib has offered to help a boy who was bullied about his dwarfism by giving him one-on-one boxing lessons
“I just had a FaceTime chat with the young Quaden, he’s really excited today, I also talked to his mother Yarraka about offering the young Quaden one-on-one boxing sessions and she loves the idea,” wrote Mr. Dib.
“I’m looking forward to teaching this little champion some deadly punches.”
Mr. Dib offered to coach Quaden Bayles in boxing when the couple spoke Friday
His support offer follows other sports stars such as NRL player Latrell Mitchell who comes forward to speak for Quaden.
He was also offered to take the NRL Indigenous All-Stars team to the field on Saturday for their Gold Coast competition.
“We know you’re having a hard time now. But the boys are here and we are behind you. We are here to support you bud, “Mitchell said in a video posted by the NRL on Twitter.
Hollywood star Hugh Jackman also expressed his support and said, “whatever happens, you have a friend in me.”
“Quaden, you’re stronger than you know, mate,” Hugh said in a video shared with his 14 million Twitter followers.
Yarraka Bayles, the boy’s mother, said that the overwhelming support her son received has touched each other.
She said it went from ‘the worst day of his life to the best day of his life’.
“We’ve always had great community support, especially from the footy boys, they’re all his uncles, related to most of them, so they’ve always been there.”
“We could never have dreamed in our wildest dreams that it would have gone global and created such a media frenzy. Just being contacted non-stop, people who pop up at our house and contact every person, it is much better than we could have imagined. ”
Ma Bayles said the outpouring of support for her son from all over the world was moving
Yaraka Bayles posted a video of her son Quaden (photo) after being brutally bullied at a school in Brisbane
She also spoke about the hardships that she and Quaden have had to endure on a daily basis.
“Losing his babies is the worst nightmare of any person, and for me, that is my reality every day,” she said. “I have to prepare for the worst, because everything he goes through, his medical condition, the suicide attempts are very real and people don’t understand that.”
“Moreover, as an Aboriginal boy with a disability, people do not understand that it is a double-edged sword, they do not realize that you are being discriminated against, it is racism and then also discriminated against because of a disability. It is extremely difficult, but it also strengthens. ”
In addition to leading the native All-Stars team, a GoFundMe campaign raised more than $ 170,000 to send the young person to Disneyland.
NRL player Latrell Mitchell is one of a number of sports stars who have come forward to speak for Quaden