Stryker & Klein Help Brad Williams Raise Money For Bullied Child

Fiji Airways also pledged round trip airfare to the GoFundMe effort

February 20, 2020
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Brad Williams' message to bullies is strong: bullying will not be tolerated. 

After seeing the story of an Australian child with dwarfism who was suffering from severe bullying in school, Williams put a message out on Twitter to see what kind of support he could give to Quaden and his family. The response helped put him in touch with Quaden's mother, who posted the video that went viral around the world. 

Brad Williams called into Stryker & Klein to talk about how the video moved him. 

Brad decided that he could start with a GoFundMe to help raise funds for Quaden and his mother to fly to America, stay in a nice hotel, and bring them to Disneyland. His initial goal was $10,000 but in the course of less than 24 hours, the donations have exceeded over $75,000!

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There is good in the world! A 9 year old boy with dwarfism named Quaden was being mercilessly bullied at school. After a particularly horrible day, Quaden was in hysterics. His mother taped him crying, saying he wanted a knife to kill himself, and put it on the internet to show people the effects of bullying. This story struck a nerve with me. So I started a GoFundMe to fly Quaden and his mother to America and send them to Disneyland. I set the goal at 10k, as of now we have 18.5k raised! I love all of you. Quaden loves you. We stood up to bullying! Any money leftover after he goes to Disney will be donated to anti-bullying/anti-abuse charities. Thank you so much for your generosity and showing a child there is love in the world. #EndBullying Here is the link to the GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-send-a-wonderful-kid-to-disneyland

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As it turned out, a representative from Fiji Airways happened to be listening and called in to make a pledge to the effort to make Quaden's life a little more magical. They have decided to donate roundtrip airfare to Quaden's family to visit Los Angeles from Australia. 

Now, it was time for Stryker & Klein to deliver the great news. They called Brad Williams back to inform him of Fiji Airways generous contribution to the cause. 

Hear Brad Williams' reaction below.

As Brad wrote in his GoFundMe description "there is good in the world" and the community response shows it. 

The GoFundMe for Quaden is still accepting donations and any additional money after all the flights, hotel, tickets, and food is paid for will be donated to anti-bullying/anti-abuse charities.