The Carey's are warming the hearts of millions and inspiring people living with disabilities with this beautiful father-daughter dance routine.
McKenzie Carey was born with the classified terminal mitochondrial disease, which depletes the body of essential energy. But that certainly doesn't stop her from performing. In fact, McKenzie has been in over 100 pageants, many of which she danced with her dad, Mike Carey.
Her mother Tammy told TODAY that "pageants give [McKenzie] the same opportunity as other children and show people that she can accomplish anything with a little bit of help."
The pageants are a great way for the family to raise money for McKenzie's treatments, and they also fill her with joy. According to Tammy, McKenzie "has the biggest smile on her face and claps her hands, which is what she does when she's really excited" before going onstage. She added, "That's how we can tell she enjoys it and is having fun, and dancing with daddy is just the icing on the cake."
If you'd like to support McKenzie, you an visit her website here. Keep on shining, girl!