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Little Boy With Spina Bifida Proudly Shows Off Family Dog His First Steps With Crutches

In reality, everyone has difficulties to overcome in life, but for a little boy named Roman Dinkel, he has more than most. Roman was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that causes a gap in the spine. People with spina bifida might have paralyzed legs and spend their lives in wheelchairs.

During the 20-week ultrasound, doctors informed Whitney and Adam that their child would have a birth defect. However, the couple was determined to keep the baby. They believe that their son is a gift and they want to give him a chance to see the world.

“Before he was born, we were told that there was a chance that he wouldn’t be able to walk,” Roman’s dad, Adam Dinkel, told “Good Morning America.” “[We were] scared, confused on why this was happening. And fear is really the big kicker, because you want all your children to have a wonderful life.”

Roman was born on May 5, 2016, and with the help of parents and doctors, he started using a walker one year later. When he was two years old, he started learning to walk around with forearm crutches.

They even document Roman’s adventures and share on a Facebook page dedicated to him, called Defying Odds: Roman’s Journey. He quickly went viral after a video of him showing his dog his first steps with crutches was shared on Facebook. The video of Roman has since racked up millions of views and comments from people around the world.

Watch the video of Roman celebrating his first steps alongside his dog here. It is super adorable!

Now, the little boy can walk around without the help of his parents. Despite his condition, he is always happy and positive. You can see happy smiles on his cheeky face. No matter what happens, he never lets it stop him from walking and discovering this world.

“I promise I’m going to stop talking about this soon, but this kid keeps blowing my mind. I decided to take him outside to test out his sticks in the grass. Not only did he walk all over the yard but then he walked across the street and down the road and turned around and came all the way back. Without any help from me!” his dad said.

Roman’s parents are so proud of their warrior. They hope that Roman’s videos will help bring light and joy to people with spina bifida.

Please share the story with your friends to spread awareness of Spina Bifida. We love hearing your thoughts, so feel free to leave your comments in the section below.

h/t: Bored Daddy

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