This little boy is about to steal your heart away; his charm and honesty are an inspiration to his family and all who know him. Although he was born without limbs, he never lets that stop him doing everything he can to be sweet and helpful.
Katie Whiddon from Denton, Texas, is a blogger and mother to 3-year-old Camden, and two other children. Camden was born with phocomelia syndrome (PS), which causes severe birth defects, especially of the upper limbs. The bones of the arms, and in some cases other appendages, are extremely shortened. Camden also suffers from Amelia syndrome, characterized by the complete absence of one or more limbs, in this case, his legs.
That, however, never gets in the way of playtime with siblings. Jaxton, his baby brother, adores his older brother, and Camden often comforts his brother by patting him.
Camden also never misses out on fun and games with his sister, Ryleigh. Katie recently posted a video of little Camden as he feeds himself. The video has since been getting much attention on social media.
“I think it’s funny that the video is getting so much attention,” Whiddon told BuzzFeed. “I shared this video thinking that just some friends and family would think it was sweet. He takes care of Jaxton all of the time, so this is just a normal thing for us. When the video started getting in the millions we couldn’t help but laugh because it was the most simple video to us.”
“Camden also helps me out with wiping Jaxton’s mouth and patting his butt when he needs to be soothed. Camden took care of Ryleigh the same way when she was a baby,” Whiddon added.
“Camden STILL continues to blow me away with all of the things he is capable of,” said Whiddon. “He knows that he doesn’t have hands or legs. He will tell you so himself. Sometimes the first thing he tells someone he just meets is, ‘I don’t have fingers.’”
Whiddon says she doesn’t want people to feel sorry for her son. “Camden is one of the happiest kids I know! If Camden can be so positive about his appearance and so determined about everything he does at such a young age despite all the ‘challenges’ everyone thinks he has, then I don’t see why anyone should feel sad for him. Camden is a brilliant and incredible kid and if everyone would take the time to give him a chance, then they would see just that.”
To see what Camden and his family are up to, you can follow Katie on Instagram.