This Father-Daughter Dance Has ‘Touched People’s Hearts From All Over the World’
A father’s love knows no bounds.
Mike Carey certainly proved that when he performed a dance on stage with his 12-year-old daughter, McKenzie, who cannot walk or talk. At 18 months old, “Kenzie” was diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease, a life-threatening condition where her cells can’t properly produce energy. But she understands everything that goes on around her, her mom, Tammy, told CBS. Her daughter’s smile in the video below is proof of that — Kenzie grins big while she and her dad dance to Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” at a summer pageant.
“We are her voice and her legs,” Tammy told CBS. “My husband started doing these dances with her to inspire people and she has inspired people and touched people’s hearts from all over the world.”
Though her mitochondrial disease has no cure, Kenzie has responded to alternative treatments that her parents are currently raising money to continue.
“As a mother of a special needs child, there is nothing I won’t do to help improve my daughter’s quality of life,” Tammy wrote on the GoFundMe page. “She is such an inspiration to everyone she meets.”