A 4-year-old Texas boy born without arms or legs is inspiring others thanks to a sweet video his mom captured of him taking his very first steps.
According to People, Katie Whiddon says she was just 18 weeks pregnant when she learned that Camden didn’t have any arms or legs during an ultrasound appointment. When Camden was born, he was diagnosed with amelia-phocomelia, a very rare syndrome that effects the growth of limbs inside the womb.
Katie didn’t know what to expect. She questioned whether or not she’d be a good enough mom to give Camden the support he needed. She was just 19-year-old herself.
In a video posted to her Facebook page on Monday, it became obvious that the opposite was true as Katie coached her four-year-old son while he took his first steps.
“I’m coming to you,” an excited Camden says in the video to his Daddy while his three-year-old sister, Ryleigh, cheered him on. “I’m walking!”
Camden makes it to his Daddy, Cole Greene, and kid-sister Ryleigh jumps for joy.
At one point in the video, you can hear Camden say that he’s walking like Nick. One can only assume that he’s referring to Nick Vujicic, motivational speaker and author of Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life. Nick was born with a similar syndrome, tetra-amelia syndrome, but has continued to defy the odds and has played golf and jet skied for years in spite of being differently abled.
LittleThings has reached out to Katie Whiddon to find out if it’s true – is young Camden inspired by Nick as well?
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