Bradley and Thomas Farrell were born with Arts Syndrome – a rare genetic condition causing muscle weakness, hearing and visual impairment, severe mental disability, as well as an increased risk of infection. This disease affects males only; the life expectancy is very short. Most children suffering Arts Syndrome die before reaching 10 years of age.
At 14 and 12 respectively, the Farrell boys, who have spent much of their lives in and out of hospital, are defying the odds. It is suggested that Bradley and Thomas are the only living boys in the world suffering from this disorder.