Video of a 2-year-old amputee's first steps has gone viral, and for good reason. Kayden Kinckle may have faced a lot of challenges already in his short life, but he shows the world that he's got what it takes to conquer everything thrown in his way. Fox News shared the details on Tuesday.
Kinckle was born with a birth defect called omphalocele. The doctors had recommended that Kayden's mom terminate the pregnancy, as the boy was not expected to live after being born. Kayden's mom, Nikki, relied on her faith and continued the pregnancy.
Before Kayden was born, the umbilical cord wrapped around his feet, causing them to be deformed. He then faced a double amputation in January, but now he has been fitted with prosthetics and has been learning how to walk.
Nikki took a video of the 2-year-old amputee's first steps and posted it to YouTube. Naturally, it went wild with views. Kayden's determination at the beginning of the video is inspirational as it is, but his repeated “I got it!” as he continues is what has people both smiling and crying. His mom says, “my family is so happy that God used Kayden Elijah Knickle to encourage and inspire so many people.”
The family does have a GoFundMe page set up to help with medical expenses. Funds donated will be used to help pay for physical therapy, prosthetics, braces and existing medical bills. In a world filled with so many negative headlines, the story of this 2-year-old amputee's first steps is a powerful shift. Here's hoping Kayden Kinckle has many more breakthroughs ahead of him.