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Amazing first steps for 2-year-old NJ boy

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A family in Englewood, New Jersey is raising money to for their brave two-year-old child who has had to endure a lot in his young life.

Kayden Elijah Kinckle had his right foot and his left amputated in January is learning how to walk with prosthetics.

Kayden was born with omphalocele, a type of abdominal wall birth defect that sometimes makes organs stick out of the body.

His mother Nikki says that doctors told her that he would never survive outside of the body and suggested that she terminate her pregnancy.

"God said everything would be alright," Nikki Kinckle says.

While in the womb, Elijah had the umbilical cord wrapped around his feet, pinning them under her pelvic bone that caused some deformity.

She delivered early so the omphalocele wouldn't be as big as predicted. His spine and hip bones were fine and mentally there were no issues.

She says that her and her husband stepped out on faith. After two abdominal surgeries and having his right foot and left leg amputated, Kayden was fitted with prosthetics and is learning to walk.

Nikki posted video of his first steps, but says it's more than that.

"We celebrate his life as well and every step he takes will be to glorify God. We want the whole world to know his testimony," Nikki Kinckle says. " Thank you for all of your awesome responses and my family is so happy that God used Kayden Elijah Knickle to encourage and inspire so many people."

The family is holding a benefit on Aug. 23, 2014 at the Logan Family Learning Center in Hackensack.  For more details, e-mail kayerkink@yahoo.com or call 201-708-4844.

The family says on their GoFundMe page that they “are raising money for extra physical therapy visits, braces, prosthetics and outstanding medical bills.” They are seeking to raise $50,000. They've already raised more than $10,000.

The family hopes to publish a book about his life and have him attend a camp for children with prosthetics in Atlanta when he is old enough.

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