A News Health — 01 August 2014

KaydenIf you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than Kayden Kinckle (and his family). After only a few moments of trial and error with a prosthetic leg and a walker, the 2 year old recently took his first steps, exclaiming, “I got it!”.

Metro-AdAt only 2, Kayden and his family have already overcome a lot of obstacles. According to Kayden’s mom Nikki, during pregancy, the family initially found out that Kayden had an omphalocele – a type of abdominal wall defect in which the intestines, liver, and bladder and sometimes other organs remain outside the body. They were told that Kayden may not survive the pregnancy or repair surgery. However, over time and through their faith, they discovered that the omphalocele was not as large as previously thought. It wasn’t until later in the pregnancy that they discovered that the umbilical cord was wrapped around Kayden’s feet which were pinned under Nikki’s pelvic bones. Fortunately the spine and hips remained healthy; however, Kaydens right foot and left leg were amputated as a result.

Luckily, Kayden’s family was with him to capture these moments on video. Kayden’s family has posted the video and story on Youtube and, to date, the video has received over 800,000 views!

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