The GoFundMe page set up for the young boy who went viral after he was bullied in Australia collected almost $500,000, but his family has decided to donate the entire amount to charities who focus on the issue.
Comedian Brad Williams set up the account to help send Quaden Bayles and his family to Disneyland, after video of the young boy went viral of him telling his mother he wanted to kill himself after a bullying incident at school.
At this moment, the account has $473,962 in it, but the Bayle family is not only going to give away the money, they have even declined thetrip to Disneyland.
According to multiple reports,Quaden's mother spoke to the media in Australia, telling them while they appreciate the touching gesture they are going to skip the trip to focus on the bigger issue at hand.
"What kid wouldn't want to go to Disneyland, especially if you have lived Quaden's life. To escape to anywhere that is fun that doesn't remind him of his day to day challenges," his aunt told NITV News.
She continued, "But my sister said 'you know what, let's get back to the real issue'. This little fella has been bullied. How many suicides, black or white, in our society have happened due to bullying...
...We want the money to go to community organizations that really need it. They know what the money should be spent on, So as much as we want to go to Disneyland, I think our community would far off benefit from that."
The family has chosen two organizations to recieved the generous gift, 'Dwarfism Awareness Australia and Balunu Healing Foundation.
"We need to come together and work out how to make sure young people like Quaden don't have to deal with what they have been dealing with," Ms. Bayles said.
"We've had seven kids at the Murri School in Brisbane, where I am on the board, take their lives in the last ten years."