2-Year-Old Amputee Toddler Takes First Steps

2-Year-Old Amputee Toddler Takes First Steps

A 2-year-old amputee toddler takes his first steps, and it’s so inspirational!

I’m not crying, you’re crying! Grab a tissue and be prepared for inspiration and cuteness overload as one man proves there are still good humans in this world.

Blake Leeper, a paralympic, inspired two-year-old KJ Dyer to take his first steps on his prosthetic. KJ’s parents thought this appointment would be purely medical and their son would get fitted with his prosthetic. They also assumed he would be assisted by his doctors and staff to help him get used to walking on it.

What KJ and his parents didn’t know was that KJ wouldn’t be taking his first steps by himself. He would have a friend who was just like he was. At the end of the hallway, paralympic star, Blake Leeper cheers on two-year-old KJ Dyer as he tests out his prosthetics for the very first time.

Check out the connection between the pair. Blake showed KJ he was just like him.Blake knew what it was like to have prosthetics for the first time and wanted to show KJ support and that he’s not on his journey alone.

“I got my legs on now,” Blake said.. “Come on!” Blake then showed little KJ his legs are the same. “You’re doing great! you’re doing awesome,” said Blake, encouraging KJ every step of the way.

“We had the opportunity to meet Blake Leeper and it was just an amazing experience for us as parents and for KJ getting to see somebody to inspire him,” said his mom Chelsea.

And now Chelsea is busy trying to keep with her son who is on the run. She said, he is “doing great and he only had to have the walker the first day and ever since we’ve been home, he’s been a very determined boy.”

Later Blake sent a video message to little KJ “Keep fighting buddy. The next time I see you we’re going to race. You better be ready!”

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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