(Meredith) – A mom is raising awareness about the impacts of bullying by sharing a heart-wrenching video of her nine-year-old son.

Yarraka Bayles, who lives in Brisbane, Australia, shared a video of her son Quaden crying after school and saying he “wants to die.”

Quaden was born with Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.

The video has more than 13 million views on Facebook as of Thursday evening.

“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 is heard saying in the video.

Bayles told Australian news out SBS that she saw Quaden’s classmates patting him on the head and making fun of his height.

She also said Quaden, just nine years old, has attempted suicide several times. She said his first suicide attempt was when he was six.

Bayles said she just wants to raise awareness about the impact of bullying and wants more to be done to teach children about disabilities.

Bayles said she has pulled Quaden from school and is considering homeschooling him.

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It has been recently discovered this "child" dwarf is actually an 18 y/o ADULT who is $camming.

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Really? Fake News?


I’m so sorry Quaden is going through this.. breaks my heart yet at the same time makes me so angry. My son has fallen victim to bullying.. he is 5 and got punched in the ear today on the bus because he told to older kids (1st grade) to STOP fighting. He is called poopy pants daily, because he has sensory issues. It is so frustrating that these kids today grow up with a sense of self entitlement, yet couldn’t do a darn thing without us. Tell Quaden to keep his head up! Don’t let these bullies win. We are better than them and won’t let them take us down! I’m all about team Quaden! Sorry mama that your going through this too. My heart aches for you and the rest of us going through this. Hang in there. ((HUGS))


Poor baby, people, especially kids can be mean.

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