Keenan Cahill is a sensational lip-syncing boy on YouTube who has over two million viewers. Most kids when they look at his videos they notice his hands and how small he is. He has a very rare disease called Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome, also known as MPS, type 6. This kind of a disease if you have it doesn’t allow you to break down sugars called mucopolysaccharides. Less then 1,100 people in the world have this disease which usually leads to disabilities and a shortened life in a lot of people’s cases. Many doctor’s told Keenan’s parents that if he were not treated soon he would be in a wheelchair by the end of his teen years. At the age of 2 Keenan went into surgery to get a bone marrow transplant, which was the 1st of his seven actual surgeries!
After this 1st surgery he had to stay in the hospital for 4 months and, then a year he wasn’t allowed to go play with all the other kids no matter how bad he wanted to. The reason why, is because his parents didn’t want people and other kids to see his horrible illness. His mom had to quit her job to stay with her very ill son and so did his dad but soon he found a job at the University of Minnesota.
There are bunches of photos when Keenan was little and lots of them show a little boy with lushes red locks of hair that soon started to fall out and come back dark brown as results of shots and treatment’s from the transplant. In a few year she grew to his current height of 4foot-1. Keenan had a thrive for making people laugh!
Keenan always dreamed of becoming a star, so his mom went to lots of talent agencies and nothing ever came out of it. Keenan loved being in front of a camera so on his 13th birthday his mom chose to get him a desktop and from that he started making video’s on YouTube for all of the world to see. You can find Keenan Cahill on YouTube at BeenerKeeKee19952.