Ciara surprises Dad who has a son with cancer. The dad was discovered by doing the Level Up Challenge, so Ciara decided to Level Up herself for the challenge, crowning the father as the winner.
Ciara surprised dad Kenny Thomas, 34, and his 1-year-old, Kristian, after seeing the viral video of Thomas performing for the toddler as he recovered from his first round of chemotherapy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Kenny Rhomas told “Good Morning America” “I didn’t know what was going on and boom–she [Ciara] walked through the door”. She was just so amazing–very, very humble heart and very giving. It was a surreal moment for us.”
Kenny Thomas, is the head choreographer and artistic director of The Level Dance Complex in Pennsauken, New Jersey, said that Ciara has caught wind of the sweet Instagram footage of him dancing to “Level Up” while Kristian clapped and smiled from his hospital bed.
Acccording to ABC News, Kristian was diagnosed with leukemia on June 19 and spent 32 days in treatment.
The video has been viewed over 2.7 million times.
Ciara gave $5,000 to the father-son duo on behalf of her Why Not You Foundation, as well as “Level Up” gear including the actual headphones she wore in her music video, Thomas said.