Life looks a bit different for 4-year-old Camden Whiddon. Most kids his age would be reckless balls of energy, running everywhere they can, and adventuring on a daily basis.
But for Camden, running isn’t much of an option. Though that doesn’t translate to being any less of a reckless ball of energy.
He was born without both of his legs, and only the upper halves of his arms. But Camden’s mom, Katie Whiddon, will tell you that this strong little boy doesn’t let anything hold him back.
Just a few days ago, Camden learned to walk for the very first time!
All it took was “some coaching and a pep-talk from his daddy,” Katie writes on Facebook, and this little guy was off to the races.
With some coaching and a pep talk from his Daddy, CAMDEN FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO WALK! I cried like a baby! I’ve been looking forward to this moment for the past 4 years and it finally happened! I am SO proud of Camden and I am SO BLESSED to be his Momma! 💙
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Posted by Katie Danielle Whiddon on Sunday, November 19, 2017
“I cried like a baby!” she says of the moment she’s been anxiously anticipating for the last four years. “I am SO proud of Camden and I am SO BLESSED to be his Momma! All I could do was cry and tell Camden how proud I was of him while watching him take his very first unassisted steps.”
Katie says while the moment was emotional for her as a mother, to Camden, it seemed like any old walk in the park (see what I did there).
“A little while later, I asked Camden if he was proud of himself, and he said, ‘No, I’m just walking.'”
Needless to say, this mommy couldn’t be prouder of her baby boy’s precious humility paired with a determination to overcome.
All the praise for this little fighter who’s a constant reminder that if you put your mind to it, you can literally accomplish anything.