Superhero-obsessed Kaden Casebolt has a rare condition which causes his bones to break as easily as a ‘glass doll’. But despite his physical fragility, the spirited five-year-old loves nothing more than dressing up as comic book hero Iron Man or ‘Man of Steel’ Superman.
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Kaden was diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta when Valorie was just five months pregnant. The rare condition, also known as “brittle bone disease,” is a genetic disorder that causes bones to break easily, often for inexplicable reasons or cause.
Kaden, from Dallas, Texas, has a brittle bone condition that means his bones can shatter simply by sneezing, but won’t let anything hold him back. Despite his tiny size and limited abilities, Kaden continued growing, learning and defying all odds.
Despite suffering over 40 fractures since birth, he enjoys play fighting, dancing and singing, playing his guitar and racing around on his specially adapted bike with his mum, Valorie Salsman, dad, Kelby Casebolt and stepdad, Benjamin Herzog.