Being in a wheelchair since he was 18 moths old hasn't dampened 6 year old Van Bernard's spirit...
Last June, when Van Bernard performed with his music therapy teacher, Tom Curry, at the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 6-year-old blew his audience (and the Internet) away as he sang "Ho Hey" by the Lumineers.
"We are blessed that he continues to thrive and grow into an intelligent, funny and always smiling little boy," his parents wrote on his fundraising page.
Now, about nine months after his "Ho Hey" video went up, Van's racked up more than 22,000 views. And the attention has begun to help his family raise money so Van can have a wheelchair van -- a wheelchair that can safely roll and lock into a van for traveling.