Dad and son's dancing video to celebrate toddler being cancer free goes viral

By Mirror | Wednesday, Oct 16th 2019 at 16:04
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A joyous video showing a dad and son celebrating the toddler being cancer-free for 11 months has touched the hearts of thousands of people around the world.

The clip features two-year-old Kristian Thomas giggling away with Kenny, 35, as they dance to song by rapper Lil Mama.

Kristian was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2018 and after five rounds of chemotherapy he was declared cancer free.

The video which was uploaded on Kenny's Instagram page is captioned: "Father Son chemistry...11 Months Cancer Free!! If we can do it you can do it!! Live Free!! Drop a heart for Father Son Vibes!!!"

Kenny's account also features other videos of him and his son dancing including a clip where they are joined by Josilyne, Kristian's mum while dancing to September by Earth, Wind and Fire.

Kenny, 35, a choreographer and dance studio owner from New Jersey, started recording videos with his son to distract him while he underwent chemotherapy for his cancer.

He told PIX 11 : "I've been doing these videos and people have been loving them since the first one that I did.

"I figure why...be the dad that's grieving and complaining about his son being in the hospital and his family being in the hospital all day?

"Why don't I change things up a little bit and let's show people how to be positive in this situation?"

Kristian is Kenny and Josilyne's fourth child and was born with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that occurs when a person is born with an extra chromosome.

All babies with Down syndrome will experience some learning difficulties which can range from mild to severe and there are health problems associated with the condition including heart defects and obesity. 

After he was born Kristian was found to have a rare blood disorder often found in children with Down syndrome and his parents were warned it could develop into leukemia.

At the age of one Kristian was diagnosed with acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.

Next month will mark a year since Kristian was declared cancer-free.

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