Avideo of a 9-year-old boy suffering from bullyingat school due to his dwarfism went viral, amassing millions of views on social media. Sports teams and celebrities quickly reached out to Quaden and his mother after watching the heartbreaking video and offered their support.
Comedian Brad Williams, who also has dwarfism, saw the story and it hit him close to home. Sohe decided to set up a GoFundMe to raise moneyto send Quaden and his mom to Disneyland, all expenses paid, with a goal of $10,000. "I’m setting up this GoFundMe to let Quaden know that bullying will not be tolerated, and that he is a wonderful human being who deserves joy. I want to fly Quaden and his mother to America, get them a nice hotel, and bring them to Disneyland," he writes.
Not even a day later, Williams' fundraiser is over $25,000, more than covering the costs of the trip, hotel, food and tickets.
"This isn’t just for Quaden, this is for anyone who has been bullied in their lives and told they weren’t good enough. Let’s show Quaden and others, that there is good in the world and they are worthy of it," Williams adds. He says the excess funds raised will be donated to anti-bullying/anti-abuse charities.
Update! We raised 25k! I’m speechless. Many other people and celebrities have started their own campaigns of awareness and that’s great. Doesn’t matter where the help comes from as long as they are legit. I’m talking to his family to schedule the trip! https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-send-a-wonderful-kid-to-disneyland?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet …
9 year old Quaden is an amazing boy from Australia with dwarfism. One day when… Brad Williams needs your support for Let’s send a wonderful kid to Disneyland!
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