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What this dad did for his sick daughter will tear you up inside

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A video upload just after Father's Day 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 old.

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:

http://www.mckenzieshope.com

http://www.gofundme.com/mckenzieshope
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