Singing (and dancing) to the beat of his own drum

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Not sure if you guys have heard of the new YouTube sensation, Keenan Cahill. He's a 15 year old kid from Chicago who tapes himself lip-syncing the latest hits. His popularity has grown to over 2 million+ hits on some of his videos and he even landed a guest shot on Chelsea Lately.



He suffers from a rare disorder called Maroteau-Lamy Syndrome which stunted his growth at age 8 and limits his mobility. There are less than 1100 people worldwide who are afflicted with this.

I love that at an age when most kids are self-conscious and worried about what others think, Keenan is out there celebrating life and having a ball.

What a great lesson for all of us.

10 comments

  1. He has more to share than most folk with no limitations.

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  2. "What a great lesson for all of us."

    You said it, girl!

    What an inspiration he is! Great video!

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Chrissy.

    Have a grrrrrrreat weekend!

    X

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  3. I have to agree. When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.

    This great! Life is full of inspiration. All you have to do is look.

    Steve

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  4. Don't you just hate it when in the middle of a self pity party something like this gets thrown in your face? Well this little dynamo just killed my party! And lucky him he got to meet Chelsey!

    Or should I say lucky for Chelsey???

    惄 my cyber house rules

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  5. Oh my good grief...I about died when I watched this! I was nowhere near this cool when I was his age. Those expressions are CLASSIC! It's so cool in this internet world that we can so easily become completely awe-inspired by people like you, Chrissy, and this fantastic-amazing little kid. Thanks!

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  6. @twilightgazing,
    I can't get enough of his videos. They're awesome.

    @Simply Suthern,
    So true!

    @Ron,
    Sometimes we find inspiration in the oddest places. Glad you liked it!

    @Da Dude,
    You're so right, Steve. :-)

    @Nikki Rules,
    I know, Darling Nikki. When my day is shit, I'm going to watch one of his videos.

    @stacebird,
    I had the same reaction as you! I never would have had the guts to record this and put it OUT THERE at his age. Thanks~ :-)

    @Not So Simply Single,
    Very cool, huh?

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  7. Oh! I have seen his videos before. Love love LOVE them!

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  8. @Heather,
    Can't get enough of them. I love the one with 50 cent.

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