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10-year-old push-up queen's video is helping people in need

Remember that viral video of the 10-year-old girl who managed to do more push-ups than a US military cadet and also outlasted another cadet at planking?

Well it seems like the video, which has since garnered 1.5 million views, is now not just viewed for entertainment purposes but is used for something good.

Kaylyn Mintz, the 10-year-old gymnast, had taken part in the Active Heroes fundraiser earlier this month (September) to test her strength against cadets but her jaw-dropping performance made the video viral.

Kaylyn taking part in an endurance planking exercise which was one of three challenges she did with cadets. 

Kimberly Munley, a police officer who was injured at the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, recorded the video and later uploaded it, calling Mintz "her new hero".

The video stunned many but also brought attention to the fundraising event.

Active Heroes provides members of the military in the US and their families with therapy, financial help and also helps people cope with the stress and trigger points that lead to suicide.

Her own fundraising

On top of that, Kaylyn's family has also used the attention to help with their own fundraising.

It turns out that the little girl is a competitive gymnast who trains 17 to 20 hours a week.

She is also trying her best to travel to the USAG Olympic Training Center in Houston to fight for a place on the US Junior Olympic team in October.

But the family cannot afford to give Kaylyn a chance to fulfil her dream s​o her family has launched a GoFundMe page to help cover the expenses for the trip.

Here are some photos of Kaylyn in action:


Photos: YouTube, Go Fund Me

Sources: MTV, Go Fund Me, People

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