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9-year-old boy with rare disability gets prosthetic limbs, trip to Disney World

Boy has no left leg, shortened right leg, right arm

Jaxon Lewis, 9 and member of Team Jaxon[PHOTO: WKMG / TEE TAYLOR]
Jaxon Lewis, 9 and member of Team Jaxon[PHOTO: WKMG / TEE TAYLOR]

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 9-year-old boy born with a rare disability that left him with no left leg and a shortened right leg and right arm gets two gifts that brightened his holiday.

In March 2015, Jaxon Lewis was waiting for his new prosthetic limbs, when his Medicaid coverage was canceled when his stepfather's income exceeded the allowable amount. Half of the cost was raised from fundraisers and donations, but the family was struggling to reach the amount needed.

When Jaxon's story aired on the local news, David Vinson, CEO Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies and his family was so touched by the story that they covered the remaining $70,000 for Jaxon's prosthetics. 

The Vinson presented the check to the Lewis family on Oct. 16, he also surprised them with a trip to Disney World.

The Lewis family was flown on the company's private jet on Monday and were met by the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Landstar. The family spent the week at Disney and returned home in Georgia, on Saturday.