Pass the Kleenex, please!
Sean Milan DeBose — an L.A. area internet comic/dancer appearing on Monday night’s premiere episode of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — has one of the show’s most touching backstories ever.
DeBose, who uploads comedy videos to YouTube under the name DiscoSean21, buried his six month-old son, Sean II, two days before Christmas of 2008 — after the young boy’s organs were used to save the lives of four other children.
“His heart went to an 18 month old baby girl,” DeBose shared in a video on his YouTube channel. “She was in her last days. He was able to keep her alive. His liver went to a baby boy. And his kidney’s went to two other babies. My son is a true hero.”
Baby Sean apparently passed away from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), the entertainer says.
“I sat there with my son and I prayed to God and I cried,” DeBose shares. “When I [spoke] to him, little tears would come out of his eyes. I know he could hear me. I know my son was fighting as hard as he could.”
“I made him promises telling him I was going to make it as big as I can, maybe get my own television show. Maybe make movies. He was going to follow in my footsteps. Now that my son is gone, I want to keep my promise. I won’t quit for nothing.”
In the clip below, DiscoSean21 performs a dance similar to his audition for ‘AGT’