The young survivor of a horror helicopter crash that killed his mother on the Gold Coast has woken from his coma and spoken to his father for the first time.
Nicholas Tadros was one of seven people on-board a joy ride helicopter that crashed near SeaWorld theme park on the Gold Coast.
Four people died including his mother Vanessa.
The family’s parish priest Suresh Kumar called the boy a “living miracle” after he woke from an induced coma almost a month after the horrific incident.
Nicholas Tadros has spoken for the first time after the horror SeaWorld helicopter crash. Picture: Supplied
“This little boy is a living miracle friends,” Father Kumar said in a post to Facebook on Saturday.
The priest was overjoyed to reveal that Nicholas did not have a brain injury and was able to speak to his father Simon for the first time over the weekend.
“A billion thanks to God. He doesn’t have brain injury,” Father Kumar said.
Vanessa Tadros was killed during the crash. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard
“Simon is able to talk to him and Nicholas responds very clearly with names, dates etc though his voice is bit slur.”
The priest suggested that the boy’s miraculous survival could have been a result of the heroic acts of his late mother.
“His mum Vanessa might have grabbed his head and protected him at the impact. She is a hero,” Father Kumar said.
Nicholas miraculously avoided a brain injury in the crash. Picture: SuppliedHis father Simon has thanked the community for their prayers. Picture: Supplied
“Nicholas will be able to tell us when he is able to recollect. May Vanessa’s soul rest in peace.”
The medical team caring for Nicholas are still trying to save his right leg from amputation after it was “shattered very badly” during the crash.
“We have got to keep praying that his leg is not amputated as the danger of losing his leg is still looming,” Father Kumar said.
“Overall, our little champ is fighting the good fight and keeps improving.”
Nicholas has also been receiving kidney dialysis and suffered severe lung damage after inhaling aviation fuel following the crash.
The church is fundraising to help support the Tadros family, as it was revealed Simon is unable to work.