Comedian helps raise over R1.5m to fly boy with dwarfism to Disneyland

Comedian helps raise over R1.5m to fly boy with dwarfism to Disneyland

- A video of a nine-year-old boy crying after he was bullied in school went viral after his mom shared it

- This was after the little boy who was born with dwarfism was repeatedly bullied at school

- Touched by his story, comedian Brad William decided to take the little bot and his mom on a fully paid trip to Disney land

- William, who also has dwarfism opened a go fund me account to raise funds for the trip

- Within a day, he had raised over R1.5 million

- The excess funding will be donated to anti-bullying and anti-abuse charities

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After a video of a 9-year-old boy being bullied at his school in Australia went viral, comedian Brad Williams decided to take matters into his own hands.

Quaden’s mother had shared a heartbreaking video on social media on Tuesday, February 18, calling on schools and parents to teach children disability awareness.

This was after the little boy who was born with a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia was repeatedly bullied at school.

His mom says she witnessed a classmate patting him on the head and making references to his height.

Comedian Brad Wiliams helps raise over KSh 15m to fly viral boy with dwarfism to Disneyland

Comedian Brad Wiliams helps raise over KSh 15m to fly viral boy with dwarfism to Disneyland
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Williams who also has Dwarfism saw the story of Quaden and it hit too close to home.

So he decided to do something beautiful by helping raise money to help send Quaden and his mother from Australia to an all-expenses-paid trip to Disneyland in California.

The comedian reached out to Quaden’s family, according to a post on his Twitter, and established a GoFundMe account so he could send the boy and his mother to Disneyland

“I am 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." William wrote on the fundraising site.
"I want to fly Quaden and his mother to America, get them a nice hotel and bring them to Disneyland,” he added.

The fundraiser, which had a goal of $10,000,has raised over $100,000 in less than a day.

“This is not just for Quaden. This is for anyone who has been bullied in their lives and told they were not good enough.
"Let us show Quaden and others, that there is good in the world and they are worthy of it," he concluded.

Internet users were blown away by the success of the campaign with Quaden also earning the support of other celebrities, including Hugh Jackman, who posted a video for him on Twitter.

The access funding will be donated to anti-bullying and anti-abuse charities.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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