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One year after his ‘I got it’ stole hearts, young double-amputee’s strength keeps growing

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ALPINE, N.J. —  It was one of the greatest birthday presents a mother could ever receive.

Kayden Kinckle, a double amputee who inspired close to a million people in a YouTube clip as he learned to walk using a walker saying "I got it" is now walking on his own.

His mother isn't surprised. "I see him running, riding a bike, playing sports, doing whatever he wants to do," Nikki Kinckle told PIX11.

Today was a day to celebrate all that Kayden has accomplished in his three short years, including recovery from a recent surgery.

That's why he wasn't using his prosthetic leg and foot Monday  as the family celebrated his new book, which the 3-year-old happily autographed for me, in his own special way.


"The goal of the book is to reach people with all kinds of challenges, all races, all genders, " Kayden's dad, Kevin Kinckle said. "It's for anyone who has a challenge they want to get through."

Kayden's mother self-published the book called "I Got It", hoping that this book will be used in Englewood schools, hospitals and beyond to inspire other children with challenges and their families to say "I got it."

Kayden was born with a medical condition that caused his liver and bladder to grow outside of his body.

Doctors suggested his mother terminate but she and her husband say they kept their faith in God.

The Kinckle family has set up a GoFundMe page that's already raised more than $80,000 dollars, but the medical bills keep coming and so does Kayden's ability to inspire those around him.

"He made me look at the world differently," Amber Williams, Kayden's sister, told PIX11.

"He's also made me look at people with disabilities differently," Amber's boyfriend, Christopher Turnage said.

For more information about how to buy the $15 book or help the family, you can call 1-855-4kayden, email kayekink@yahoo.com or P.O. Box 1470, Paterson, N.J. 07509.