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.


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

  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!


  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.


  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

  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!

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

    @Simply Suthern,
    So true!

    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.

    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?

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

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


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