WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — Having a disability doesn't define you or your future, and there's a YouTube show that wants kids to know that.
"Go Go Brothers" is a children's show started by two siblings who go by "Rooey" and "Bean Boy." One of them was born with spina bifida, a rare spinal disability, while the other was diagnosed with autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The boys say their video series is supposed to illustrate a very important message.
"We want kids to know that they are OK, and we’re OK," said Rooey.
Their father, Adam Kelly, is an animator and created the "Go Go World" so his sons could see they are more than their disabilities.
"It's our mission for these kids to explore every part of who they are," explained Kelly. "And art, to us, is that doorway."
The video series uses drawings from the brothers, as well as art created by other children with disabilities, to create unique stories — essentially allowing them to create their own world.
"Drawing is cool. You can draw anything. We have power to create art," said Rooey.
"Believing anything is possible has really been a challenge for the boys," said Kelly. "It's always been our goal to make sure that we prove to them that there is no limits to imagination.
"We've seen improvements in their social skills and their willingness to jump out of their comfort zone. Instead of saying, 'I can't,' they say, 'I tried.'"
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