#TSRPositiveImages: Jussie Smollett just gave the family of a 6-year-old boy with two prosthetic legs the gift of a lifetime! The “Empire” star surprised Kayden Kinckle — who was born with a birth defect called omphalocele — and his family with a new handicap-accessible van to help make life just a little bit easier!
“It’s gonna be just like a chariot for the Pharaoh,” Jussie said as the ramp rolled out.
His mom Nikki said she was so overwhelmed that she cried when she saw the new van. “It’s so hard lifting that wheel chair in and out my trunk and down 2 flights of steps daily. This was definitely a gift out of love and concern,” she told TSR.
“The school district forgot about Kayden needing a bus with a lift, so I had to take him to school (late for work) and nobody in the administrative office cared,” she shared. “If I didn’t have a car he would of missed the 1st week of school. I’m thankful for Jussie because he saw the disappointment on Kayden’s face and he cared enough to make sure if no bus shows up Kayden can still ride to school safely.”
The gift comes just in time because Kayden, who’s a double amputee, will get getting new legs soon. His condition causes internal organs to remain outside the body, and he was born with his legs deformed in utero. He underwent two abdominal surgeries, and at 2 years old, his left leg and right foot had to be amputated.
This isn’t the first time Jussie has done something special for Kayden. He also brought Kayden with him to the NBA Awards last year.
Kayden’s mom has been documenting his journey on social media since he was a baby, She also has a book called “Stepping Out on Faith: The Kayden Kinckle Story. A Mother’s Journey.”
TSR STAFF: Myeisha E.! @myeisha.essex Via: @kaydenkinckle, @Immissnikki