Kid president needs our help.
On Monday, Robby Novak, the 10-year-old who rose to Internet fame as America’s “Kid President,” underwent surgery, and his family is asking for get-well prayers.
Novak, who has osteogenesis imperfecta, a congenital bone disorder characterized by brittle bones that are prone to fracture, had surgery to replace the rod in his left leg, MSNBC reports.
“This is not a fun way to spend your Christmas break,” Kid President’s Facebook page says. “But he’s handling it in the way he handles everything—with courage and a smile.”
Kid President, who is known just as much for his inspirational messages as he is for his cool dance moves, burst on the scene and into the hearts of millions with his video “Pep Talk,” which has been viewed more than 30 million times. The video stars Robby looking very presidential in a black suit and red tie and is filled with such inspirational gems as, “you’re gooder than that.” And, “What if Michael Jordan quit when he was in high school? He would have never made Space Jam and I love Space Jam. What will be your Space Jam?” And, “It’s like that dude Journey said, ‘Don’t stop believing’ unless your dream is stupid—then you should get another dream.”
His popularity took him all the way to the White House, where the normally vivacious kid president was in pure awe of the actual president.
Throughout the day, Robby’s family has been updating his Facebook status and thanking everyone for their well wishes.
According to MSNBC, Robby, along with his brother-in-law, launched the SoulPancake YouTube channel in 2012 with the mission to give kids a voice in politics.
Each video SoulPancake posts focuses on a different inspirational theme with the goal to make young people aware of the issues and events happening around them and encourage people to be kind to one another.