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Two-Year-Old Aumputee Learns to Walk, Tells Mom He's 'Got It'

If you need any inspiration on hard work and determination, look no further than 2-year-old Kayden Kinckle. The beautiful little boy was born with a rare disorder that caused his right foot and left leg to be amputated — but that didn't stop him from walking like a champ. 


The toddler was learning how to walk with his little walker, and confidently took step after step. His mom Nikki captured his amazing feat on video. As Kayden keeps moving down the hallway, he proudly calls out, "I got it! I got it! I got it!" 

The bright little boy was born with Omphalocele, a birth defect that sometimes causes organs to grow outside of the body. Although Kayden's wasn't as bad as doctors originally thought, he was born with his umbilical wrapped around his legs, which required his right foot and left leg to be amputated. 

On the YouTube video description, Nikki wrote that doctors warned her that her baby boy might not survive, and suggested she should terminate the pregnancy. They also suggested if he wasn't stillborn, he would most likely only live about a year.

 

 

Clearly. Kayden has proved everyone wrong, and his strong will and determination at age two is such an inspiration! We can't wait to see what else the brave boy has in store. Nikki and her husband Kevin are raising money on GoFundMe to support Kayden's medical bills, physical therapy and future braces and prosthetics. They have already raised more than $40,000 of their target of $50,000 (and with how viral this video is going, we wouldn't be surprised if they surpass their goal!). 

We're celebrating Kayden and his family, and are so inspired by their positivity and love! 

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