By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty surprised a 7-year-old super fan who was getting Gritty-themed prosthetic legs on Tuesday morning. Caiden O’Rourke, of Abington, is a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia after he was born with a rare orthopedic condition.

“Caiden was born with — when he was born he didn’t have a full right leg and his right hand and left leg were not formed fully,” his mother Katie O’Rourke said.

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She also says they’ve always allowed him to customize his prosthetics.

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“We wanted him to be proud of them so we let him go to the store and this time it was gritty,” she said.

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When Caiden told the hospital staff the theme he wanted, they worked their magic and got the Philadelphia Flyers mascot to deliver the Gritty-themed prosthetic leg.

“He’s my favorite mascot because he’s crazy and he’s a daredevil,” Caiden said.

He also got a Flyers jersey with his name on it.

“He’s strong he’s probably the strongest 8-year-old you will ever meet he’s always smiling he’s always the life of the party and he doesn’t let anything hold him back,” his mother said.

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The surprise came a week before Caiden’s 8th birthday.