The little boy who survived a horror helicopter crash at Sea World has shared an update in his journey to recovery, just two months after the incident occurred.
Nicky Tadros shared the news after spending months in hospital, with doctors initially unsure if he would make it.
“My kidneys have woken up and I’m no more on a fluid restriction,” he said on Nine’s A Current Affair.
“And my liver levels have gotten better and all my blood test results have came back really good.”
The little boy’s father and karate sensei said they were incredibly proud of their “superman” for making it through. Picture: A Current Affair.His father said he thought his late mother would be incredibly proud of how he is handling recover. Picture: A Current Affair
The 10-year-old was on one of two helicopters that collided mid-air at Sea World on the Gold Coast in January.
His mother Vanessa Tadros was killed alongside British tourists Ron and Diane Hughes and Sea World Helicopters chief pilot Ash Jenkinson. The other managed to land on a sand bank.
His father Simon Tadros said he was incredibly proud of his “strong willed” son’s recovery effort.
“The bravery he’s showing and he’s just pushing through every kind of hardship,” Mr Tadros said.
“That’s why we call him Superman, because everything you put in front of him, he just pushes it out on the way.”
Four people were killed and many more injured after two helicopters collided near Sea World on the Gold Coast on January 3. Picture Scott PowickNicholas’ mother Vanessa Tadros lost her life in the horror incident. Picture Nine News.
Despite the mammoth effort to save Nicholas’ life, doctors were unable to save his right leg, with the young boy having to undergo a five and a half-hour amputation operation.
“I was nervous at the beginning because I thought they get a chainsaw and chop it off from Bunnings Warehouse,” he said.
Though Nicholas Tadros had endured countless surgeries and a long road ahead, he was thankful for the support he received.
“I thank [Australia] for everything because I know that they’re always praying for me and caring for me and that’s the same with dad,” he said.
“[Dad]’s always caring for me, since day one he’s never left my side no matter what.
Nicholas Tadros wanted to thank the people of Australia for their thoughts and well wishes. Picture: A Current Affair
“When I’m sad when I’m happy when I’m angry, he’s there for me.”
Mr Tadros was celebrating each milestone as his son works toward leaving hospital and returning to normal life.
“He’s pushing through and the results are a full credit to Nicolas and he’s out of ICU now. He’s not connected to any more pumps or you know machines.”
Nicholas also shared what he was most looking forward to when leaving hospital.
“Going swimming again, doing karate, going back to school. Living a normal life again.”