7-year-old Kaiya Mack, from Hawaii premiered her new song on YouTube this past weekend for a worthy cause. The recovering star is on a mission to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawaii. Her aim is to reach the goal of $10,000 to help children and families in need. This hearty gesture is a token of her appreciation for the medical care and services herself and her family received when she was ill. Kaiya was born with a rare birth defect called Gastroschisis. The abdominal condition caused her intestines to be outside of her body and she faced life threatening challenges from birth. Ronald McDonald granted little Kaiya a four month stay at the NICU where she would get the care and medical attention she needed, to become a normal child. She has had several surgeries over the years which is even more than her age. Her latest operation was once again at the Ronald McDonald in 2019.
During the 2020 quarantine period, Kaiya sharpened her talent in singing and performing by taking the time to record songs. According to Reggaeville, she took the songs “Last Christmas” and the BTS smash hit, “Dynamite” and used Grammy nominated producer JVibe to help her to remix the songs to reggae beats. With her videographer, the 7-yr-old toured hotspots in Hawaii such as the Wall in Waikiki, Duke’s Statue, Waiola Shave Ice, Diamond Head and Leonard’s Bakery to shoot the music videos for the songs. The tunes are now on all social media platforms, and she has used them to raise money to support children and families in need of support for the holiday season. Patrons are encouraged to donate at Kaiyamack.com or RMHC.org. The proceeds will go to the Hawaii and Bay Area chapters of the Ronald McDonald House.
The facility is grateful for her generous contribution, and the president of RMHC Hawaii Jerri Chong, acknowledged Kaiya as doing very well and is thankful for the portion of her fundraiser that will go towards the Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawaii. News Break reported the president saying that “her generosity will help us continue to provide a home-away-from home and essential services for families staying at our houses while their children get medical treatment in Oahu.”
Sources: Kaiyamack.com; News Break; Reggaeville