Toddler amputee takes first steps, exclaims "I got it!"

Two-year-old Kayden Elijah Kinckle had his right foot and left leg amputated in January. But the little boy certainly hasn't lost spirit.

Kayden recently took his first steps on his new prosthetics with the aid of a walker. In a YouTube video posted by his mother, the little boy bears a huge grin, exclaiming "I got it!" with each step he takes.

Along with the YouTube video, his mother posted the story of Kayden's spirited triumph over a series of health problems. While in utero, Kayden developed a condition called omphalocele, a kind of abdominal wall defect that causes the intestines, liver, bladder and sometimes other organs to develop outside the body. Doctors told Kayden's mother, Nikki, that he wouldn't survive and recommended she terminate the pregnancy. She also learned that the umbilical cord was wrapped around his feet and pinned under her pelvic bone. But Mom wouldn't give up and the little boy has certainly defied the odds.

The family has created a Facebook page to honor their son, and they're also raising money on GoFundMe to pay for extra physical therapy visits, braces, prosthetics and to settle existing medical bills.

Watch the video above to see this determined little boy walk for the very first time.

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