I Was Totally Unprepared for When She Came on Stage, and by 1:30, I Was Bawling! This Dance…

This dance is perhaps the most beautiful, simple expression of love between father and daughter being shared with all the people around.

McKenzie Carey was born April 20, 2002, and to all appearances was a beautiful, healthy baby girl. But within her cells, mitochondria – responsible for producing energy for the body to thrive and grow – were diseased, failing to actually sustain her. She should be dead, but by prayer and medicine, at age 12, Kenzie is still growing with her dad. And for the summer pageantfest, there was another mountain to climb. Enter dad, helping her with the climb.

This dance is perhaps the most beautiful, simple expression of love between father and daughter being shared with all the people around.

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