- Posted August 7, 2014 by
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Kayden Kinckle never expected to become an internet sensation at the ripe old age of two but thanks to former Philadelphia Eagle - Michael Vick, he did.
On July 8, 2014 Vick posted an inspiring two-minute video on his Facebook page of Kinckle taking his first steps on his prosthetics. The video shows Kinckle struggling to balance in the begging, but seconds later the tot begins to walk successfully and exclaims “I GOT IT!” The video went viral and in a few short hours the nation was hash tagging the three words #Igotit!.
Born with the a condition called omphalocele, a type of hernia that sometimes leaves organs to grow outside of a baby’s navel, Kinckle has dealt with struggle since birth. Although Kinckle’s omphalocele was not as large as doctor’s anticipated, a band wrapped around his legs led to deformities that made amputating his left leg and right foot necessary.
Debbie Savigliano, Executive Director of the New Jersey nonprofit organization -Bianca’s Kids which is focused on granting wishes to children like Kinckle was so touched by the video that she reached out to Kinckle's parents. “When a baby can show the world what hope, inspiration and ambition is, they deserve something special” said Savigliano.
The day after seeing the video Savigliano made contact with Nikki Kinckle’s, the tot’s mother, to advise her that Bianca’s Kids would like to grant a wish for her son. Bianca’s Kids wanted to provide two things for the pint-sized inspiration; something he wanted and something he needed. Nikki appreciatively obliged.
As fate would have it, like Savigliano, Kinckle is a New Jersey resident and a Philadelphia Eagles fan. He WANTED to meet the Philadelphia Eagles and he NEEDED a Nabi tablet to practice his letters and numbers.
On July 31, 2014, Bianca’s Kids shipped the requested electronic tablet to Kinckle satisfying the “need” part of his wish. The “want” portion of the wish took place on August 4th, when Bianca’s Kids took the little internet sensation to spend the day with the Eagles at training camp.
To read more about Bianca’s Kids or to make a secure, tax deductible donation visit the foundation’s webpage at www.biancaskids.org or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/biancaskids
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