Everyone in this world is beautiful in their own unique way. No one has the right to say otherwise. This is the story a mom from Brisbane, Australia, requesting schools to educate kids’ disability-awareness after a severe bullying case made her 9-year child screaming desperately he wants to die. Helpless Mom Yarraka Bayles published a heartbreaking video of her youngster crying after coming from school on Facebook.
Nine-year-old Quaden, Who was born with Achondroplasia, a type of Dwarfism. His Mom Bayles described in the clip that he is persistently bullied for his frailty.
“I’ve just picked up my son from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal, and I want people [to] know, parents, educators teachers, this is the effects that bullying has, this is what bullying does,” Bayles states in the video.
She told the news that when she reached Quaden’s school, a bunch of female students was “patting him on the head like a puppy” and mocking him for his height.
“She was patting him on the head like a little puppy. My daughter and I looked at each other and we made signals to him to ask if you are right, and he was like ‘no’ and he was looking at me horrified, like ‘don’t make a scene mum,'”
“You could tell he was very uncomfortable but he was so good at trying to shrug things off, he doesn’t want people to know how much it’s affecting him, he’s so strong and confident but it’s times like these when you just see him crumble. It was just heartbreaking to watch, it made me feel helpless.”
“It’s the constant bullying, the name-calling, obviously pointing out his difference so now we have a … severely suicidal child who’s sick of the bullying that is [happening] every single day that he attends school or is in public.”
“I feel like I’m failing as a parent. I feel like the education system’s failing.”
Although she doesn’t blame the college or pupils for the event, she believes that something should be done to educate children about disabilities.
“That would solve so many of the problems … it would protect the other kids with disabilities and help make them feel safe.”
Quaden has since left school, and his mom is thinking of educating him at their own home.
This video quickly went viral, with 6 million views and 140,000 shares all over the internet
“I have copped a lot of backlash for it, I thought twice about deleting it… but I wanted people to see the effect bullying is having on my child. If I don’t stand up and speak out for him, who will,” she said.
She further told that she would share this video every time a situation like this happens, with a hope that something or someone will change.
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Well done to the Indigenous NRL All Stars Team for standing up to bullying and giving such a special honour to a very special young Indigenous son Quaden Bayles – Y’all know how I feel about bullying of any kind, people big or small, who are unkind can straight get in the rubbish where they belong.. Life is for the loving ♥️