Reports: Quaden Bayles family turns down trip to Disneyland, would rather spend money on charity

Posted at 11:23 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 12:33:21-05

The family of the Australian boy that went viral is turning down a crowdfunded trip to Disneyland.

In the viral video, 9-year-old Quaden Bayles is seen crying and threatening to kill himself. Quaden was born with achondroplasia dwarfism.

The video caught the attention of many people worldwide, including celebrities. A GoFundMe was set up for Quaden, earning more than $700,000.

The GoFundMe was going to send Quaden to Disneyland, but the Bayles family has declined the trip. They said they would prefer the funds be donated to non-for-profit charities, according to a report by SBS.

The family says the money would be going to Dwarfism Awareness Australia and Balunu Healing Foundation.