ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong had some words of advice after a viral video of a bullied boy. Chatri has made arrangements for Quaden Bayles and his family to fly to Singapore to help him learn martial arts at his school.
Quaden Bayles is a 9-year-old boy with Achondroplasia dwarfism and his mother posted a video about the battles parents and young children face from bullying. In the video below posted by his mother Yarraka Bayles you can see Quaden telling his mother, “Give me a knife. I want to kill myself.” This video has gone viral around the world.
The video alerted Sityodtong, who posted an emotional video message of support to Quaden and invited him and his family on an all-expenses-paid trip to Singapore as his personal guests to attend a ONE Championship event. Chatri also invited him to check out his martial arts gym Evolve MMA which has a special program to help “bully-proof” children against bullying.
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) February 21, 2020
A GoFundMe page has been set up for him and his mother so they can go to Disneyland and have already surpassed the $10k that was asked to $256,417 in donations.