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Dadís dance with wheelchair-bound daughter makes us cry, smile
yahoo ^ | 6/20 | Nadine Kalinauskas

Posted on 06/22/2014 5:55:07 AM PDT by RummyChick

Brace yourself. This father-daughter dance is about to do some serious tugging of the heartstrings.

When McKenzie Michelle Carey was 18 months old, she was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease, a life-threatening illness that damages the cells of the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, and the endocrine and respiratory systems.

There is no known cure.

While she isn't paralyzed, 12-year-old McKenzie can't walk or speak.

"We are her voice and her legs," her mother, Tammy Carey, tells WTVR.

Her disease, while limiting in many ways, doesn't stop McKenzie from performing in pageants.

"Pageants give her the same opportunity as other children," Carey says. "She has won many titles in the past seven years and will continue competing."

A recent dance number with her father, Mike, was captured on camera. When Mike tenderly lifts her in the air to Miley Cyrus' "The Climb," McKenzie breaks into the biggest smile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=txTdcqDTL9E

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.shine.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dads; specialneeds

1 posted on 06/22/2014 5:55:07 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Thanks for posting! Makes me want to be a better dad!
That little girls smile, when her dad spins her, is beautiful. God Bless them both.


2 posted on 06/22/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT by outofsalt
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To: RummyChick

I cried a little.... Not ashamed..


3 posted on 06/22/2014 6:14:26 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: RummyChick

I ain’t the tough old broad I thought I was. That was beautiful.


4 posted on 06/22/2014 6:19:58 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ √ě)
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To: RummyChick

What an incredibly loving father. I can hardly see the screen


5 posted on 06/22/2014 6:58:00 AM PDT by McGavin999
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