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What This Dad Did For His Sick Daughter Will Tear You Up Inside

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This video was upload just after Father's Day, and already some are saying it's one of the best videos on YouTube, now going viral with close to a million views. McKenzie Carey is a 12-year-old girl with a life threatening disease called mitochondria, and there is no known cure.  She was diagnosed when she was a year and a half.

The disease damages cells of the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, kidney and the endocrine and respiratory systems. The girl isn’t paralyzed, but she can’t walk and she is non-verbal with her communication with the family and others.

On a stage in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee earlier this month, she wore a purple dress with a pink skirt with white shoes and danced during a pageant with her father to Miley Cyrus' song, "The Climb."

The family is on a fundraising mission to raise the funds for these treatments. On the YouTube page, they mention these two websites:


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