A mum has shared a video of the moment her son, who was born without hands or legs, calms his baby brother by placing a dummy in his mouth.
Shared on Facebook and Instagram by Katie Whiddon, the proud mother-of-three says that his disability doesn’t stop him from taking care of his siblings.
In the short clip, three-year-old Camden is laying on his back and calms his crying baby brother, Jaxton, by scooting closer and using his face and arms to place a dummy into his little brother’s mouth. He continues to hold it still until Jaxton is completely soothed and content.
Since posting the heartwarming video on social media it has gone viral being shared more than 200,000 times with 64,000 likes on Facebook. Meanwhile, over on Instagram it has garnered in excess of 51,000 views in just five days.
Born with phocomelia syndrome – a congenital disorder that involves malformation of limbs - and amelia –a birth defect in which a baby is missing one or more limbs – Camden, who lives in Texas, has no legs and his arms end around where the elbow would typically be.
His mother found out the news during her 18-week ultrasound and shared her reaction on her blog, Admirably Diverse.
“When the doctor told me the news, I went immediately numb inside,” she wrote.
“While I was laying there, it reality hit me right in the heart. I started balling my eyes out.
“My baby doesn't have any legs, and only upper arms? MY baby? Things like this don't happen to me! Things like this don't happen to my family! Why me? Why MY baby!!!”
But despite her worries, Camden has defied all expectations and continues to impress his mother and father with the things he is able to achieve.
“I know that most people look at Camden and think, poor child. But when he gets comfortable in his surroundings and starts doing things on his own, everyone always gathers around to watch!” she wrote.
“He's awesome and can do so many things you'd never believe unless you've seen it with your own eyes.
“He might not have legs to get up and run, but that boy can roll and scoot super fast! Don't underestimate someone just because of the cover they were born in.”
Turning four next month, Camden’s parents are working on getting him prosthetic arms and legs if he chooses to do so and hope their story will help to spread awareness for the limb-different community.
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