Boy bullied for dwarfism leads out all-star rugby league team in Australia

Quaden Bayles
A nine-year-old boy, Quaden Bayles, who became an internet sensation after he was seen in a viral video threatening to commit suicide over a bullying incident at his school, led out an all-star rugby league team in Australia, on Saturday.
 Quaden Bayles was left suicidal after being bullied because of his dwarfism but on Saturday, his mom said he had “the best day of his life”. Bayles has continued to receive an outpouring of support across the world after his mother shared an emotional clip of him on social media. In the viral video, the youngster was heard saying, “I’m going to die right now… give me a knife, I’m going to kill myself” after a bullying incident at his school. On Saturday, Quaden was invited to walk the Indigenous All-Stars rugby league team onto the field as they took on the Maori All-Stars in an exhibition match on Australia’s Gold Coast. Sky Sports that the crowd at the Cbus Super Stadium in Robina, Queensland, erupted in cheers as Quaden entered the field hand-in-hand with captain Joel Thompson. Dressed in an All-Stars jersey, he wore black noise-cancelling headphones and clung to the match ball as he strode into the middle of the pitch. Ahead of the event, Quaden’s mother Yarraka Bayles said her son had described the invitation to attend the match as “going from the worst day of his life to the best day of his life”. “We could never have dreamt in our wildest dreams that it would’ve gone worldwide and created such a media frenzy,” Ms Bayles said. “It’s every parent’s worst nightmare losing their babies and for me, that’s my reality every day. “That’s what I have to prepare for the worst because everything he is going through with his medical condition, the suicide attempts are very real and people don’t understand that.”