Kayden Elijah,2, and his kiddie delight is providing a collective lift for the rest of us, thanks to this video which has swept the InterTubes in the last day or so.
He had to have a foot and leg amputated because he was born with an omphalocele, which leaves organs to grow outside the navel.
His mother posted this video last Friday, to try to raise $50,000 to help defray expenses. As of this morning, she’s up to $28,000.
He got some prosthetics recently. All he had to do was figure out how to use them.
(h/t: Veronica Jacobsen)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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