Quaden Bayles undergoes 11th major surgery at nine years old
Quaden Bayles made headlines across the world after he was filmed reacting to his bullying experience.
Now, he is undergoing his 11th surgical procedure in just nine years of life.
Quaden has gone under the knife to remove eight teeth due to overcrowding, in the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane on Monday.
The 9-year-old is expected to return to his Brisbane home on Tuesday.
In 2013, the young boy had a similar procedure to remove seven teeth as a three year old.
“We all know Quaden has a big mouth, just not quiet big enough to fit all these teeth in that have been trying to push through,” his mother Yarraka Bayles wrote on Facebook.
Quaden was born with Achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.
Unfortunately it has caused numerous health complications for him over the years.
He also has had major brain and spinal surgeries that have added up over the years.
Supporters of Quaden have posted their wishes for a speedy recovery on the Facebook page for dwarfism awareness group Stand Tall 4 Dwarfism.
Seven months ago, Yarraka Bayles shared a video that showed Quaden inconsolable after a bullying incident at school that went viral.
It sparked an outpouring of support for the nine year old, including from several celebrities, from around the world.
“I want people to know - parents, educators, teachers - this is the effect that bullying has,” Yarraka says in the video.
“This is what bullying does.
“So can you please educate your children, your families, your friends.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.