July 9th, 2014
10:08 AM ET

Watch 2-Year-Old Amputee Walk on His Own

A 2-year-old amputee who has captured the hearts - and attention - of hundreds of thousands mastered something remarkable on "New Day" Wednesday.

He walked.

Kayden Kinckle catapulted to viral video stardom after his mother, Nikki, shared a video of Kayden walking for the first time on his own with new prosthetics on YouTube.

"I got it!" he exclaims repeatedly in the clip, as a rallying cry of sorts, taking slow yet deliberate steps with a walker.

And this morning, with CNN's Michaela Pereira and Kate Bolduan's cheers of encouragement in the background, Kayden was on the move again - this time shuffling across the CNN set, even making his way toward the anchor desk.

"He's determined like any other two-year-old," Nikki said.

But Kayden has defied expectations his entire life.

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

Many were pessimistic about his health, warning his mother that Kayden would later struggle with medical issues from birth deformities.

Earlier this year, after multiple surgeries, Kayden had his right foot and left leg amputated.

Nikki initially posted the clip of him walking on YouTube in hopes of raising money for Kayden's medical expenses, but she also shared it "just to encourage people."

"Just to see him be encouraged," she said. "And know that everything is possible."

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