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"Kid President": A Boy Easily Broken Teaching How To Be Strong

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(CBS News) Henderson, Tenn. -- An Internet video by 9-year-old Robby Novak has been viewed 12 million times. He plays the role of "Kid President," giving the world a pep talk.

While Robby lives it up on camera, it's his life off camera that is the real inspiration.

Robby has osteogenesis imperfecta, a disease that makes his bones brittle. He has had more than 70 broken bones and 13 surgeries. He has steel rods in both legs.

But Robby says he doesn't worry about breaking things.

"I don't worry about -- like, that's my point!" he exclaims. "I'm trying not to worry about it. Like, I want everybody to know ... I'm not that kid who breaks a lot. Like, I'm just -- I'm just a kid who wants to have fun."

Robby says it's "amazing" to see himself in the videos. Asked what is amazing, he responds, "Mostly, making the world a better place."

It's proof that even a boy this fragile can inspire millions to be strong.

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