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article imageKayden Elijah Kinckle has 'got it' as he learns to walk (Video)

By Anne Sewell     Jul 14, 2014 in Health
Back in January, little two-year-old Kayden Elijah Kinckle had his right foot and left leg amputated. He may have lost those limbs, but he certainly hasn't lost his spirit, as he learns to walk with his new prosthetics.
While still in the womb, Kayden developed a condition called omphalocele, which is an abdominal wall defect, causing internal organs, including the intestines, bladder and liver, amongst others, to develop outside the body. On top of this, his mother, Nikki, was told that the umbilical cord was wrapped around Kayden's feet and was pinned under her pelvic bone.
At the time, Kayden's doctors told his mother that he would not survive and they recommended terminating the pregnancy. However, Nikki would not give up and Kayden was born, despite all the odds.
Together with the YouTube video, included above, Nikki posted the story of Kayden's spirited triumph over the odds and despite a series of health problems.
"I still continued with the pregnancy even though I was warned against it and told that my son wouldn’t walk and would have many problems. But God said everything would be alright. I delivered early so the omphalocele wasn’t as big as predicted, his spine and hip bones were fine and mentally there were no issues. So my husband and I stepped out on faith and even though his right foot and left leg were amputated he now has prosthetics and is learning to walk."
Kayden Elijah Kinckle learns to walk with his new prosthetics.
Kayden Elijah Kinckle learns to walk with his new prosthetics.
In the video we see little Kayden taking his first steps with his new prosthetics and with the aid of a walker. He takes a little while to get the hang of it, but when he does he grins widely and exclaims "I got it!" with every step he takes.
Kayden's family has started a Facebook page to honor their spirited son and are also actively raising money on the GoFundMe website to settle existing medical bills and also to pay for the extra physical therapy visits, his braces and prosthetics.
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