The little boy who nearly lost his life in the tragic Sea World helicopter crash has revealed an update on his journey to recovery two months after the incident occurred.
Nicky Tadros shared the news after months in hospital, with doctors initially unsure if the 10-year-old would make it out alive.

“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 come back really good.”

Nicky was on one of the helicopters that collided mid-air at Sea World on the Gold Coast.

His mother, Vanessa Tadros, was killed alongside British tourists Ron and Diane Hughes and Sea World Helicopters chief pilot Ash Jenkinson. The other helicopter managed to land on a sandbank.

Nicky’s 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.”

Despite the effort to save Nicky’s life, doctors were unable to save his right leg, with the 10-year-old having to undergo a five-and-a-half-hour operation to amputate.

“I was nervous at the beginning because I thought they get a chainsaw and chop it off from Bunnings Warehouse,” he said.

Although the boy had endured countless surgeries with a long road to recovery ahead, he was grateful 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.

“When I’m sad when I’m happy when I’m angry, he’s there for me.”

Mr Tadros has celebrated each milestone as his son works toward leaving hospital and returning to his normal life.

Nicky also shared what he was most looking forward to once he leaves hospital.

Image credit: A Current Affair

This article first appeared on Over60.