Determined 4-year-old with Spina Bifida walks for first time as friends cheer her on

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At just 4-years-old, Kenydii Parker is one determined kid.

The little girl from Durham, North Carolina with the infectious smile was born with Spina Bifida and has relied on a wheelchair for a long time.


But not being able to walk was not an option for strong-willed Kenydii.

Last month, little Kenydii showed up to W.G. Pearson Elementary School and, using a walker and braces on her legs, she took several steps as her excited classmates clapped and cheered her on!

Her aunt, Yvette Parker, captured the moment in a Facebook video that has gone viral, racking up millions of views.


"It most definitely was the happiest day of her life," Parker said. "She was so excited!"

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Spina Bifida is a condition where a baby's spinal chord doesn't develop properly.

For Kenydii, she's not letting her disability keep her down.

"She can’t sit still now! She is very determined to walk and she tells her Dad every day how much she wants to walk so she can walk to the park like her siblings."