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The Dancing Dad goes viral with father son dances during chemotherapy

They call him "the dancing dad." He is Kennith Allen Thomas who took the internet by storm with his daily father-son duo dancing videos.

It started when his son Kristian was diagnosed with leukemia and went up through 2018 when his now-viral video "When your son is cancer free" was viewed half a million times. In it, Thomas and his son, Kristian, can be seen dancing outside of their home in matching flannels, jeans and smiles spreading from ear to ear. 

In the beginning, we see Thomas busting a move while holding Kristian on his hip. After a few moments, Kristian joins in and the two dance side-by-side. 

After the initial diagnosis, the father of four says his world completely shifted from daily bloodwork to over a month straight in the hospital while Kristian went through his first round of chemotherapy. 

Every day, Thomas would do a daily dance with Kristian – even during his extensive time in the hospital – in order to set a positive mood for his family. The dancing videos were then posted on his social media.

After 149 days, Kristian was declared cancer-free.  The doctors, according to Thomas, were at a loss for words.  "I guess you would call it a miracle," he said. "But I believe that was due to us doing our father-son dance routines." 

In an interview, Thomas says his son was born with an extra chromosome, And that they believe saved his life.

"The one thing that was very, very powerful was that we were helping a lot of people that were in that same situation or other situations that were battling their own thing," he said. 

The videos are a reminder that "when we change the mind, we change the game," he said. 

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