VIDEO: Heartwarming ‘cancer-free’ announcement from adorable Sheffield tot Benji

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A Sheffield tot who was diagnosed with leukaemia just weeks after his third birthday has made a heartwarming video about his recovery.

Adorable Benji Robinson went through months of gruelling treatment at The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield to fight the devastating illness.

Benji Robinson, aged three, who is cancer-free after months of gruelling treatment for leukaemia

Benji Robinson, aged three, who is cancer-free after months of gruelling treatment for leukaemia

His mum, Louise, said: “Hearing those words, that your child has this awful disease, is every parent’s worst nightmare, but Benji was so brave.

“During chemotherapy my happy, smiley, cheeky little boy just ran out of all energy. He went from constantly playing to at one point not being able to walk for six weeks.

“It broke my heart watching him try to walk to fail, and in the end he just gave up.”

Following a successful period of treatment, Benji is now cancer-free and has recorded a super cute video to mark the incredible milestone.

Benji Robinson, aged three, who is cancer-free after months of gruelling treatment for leukaemia

Benji Robinson, aged three, who is cancer-free after months of gruelling treatment for leukaemia

He will have to have low dose chemotherapy for the next four years to keep the cancer from returning.

The three-year-old, from Chapeltown, is the face of The Children’s Hospital Charity’s Make it Better Day appeal, encouraging people from across the country to raise money on June 26 for the hospital’s forthcoming brand new wing.

Louise said: “No one should have to fight cancer, but especially not children. Benji was barely out of nappies when he was diagnosed.

“The charity is hoping to raise £10m to transform the hospital with world-class facilities to match the world-class expertise, so they need every penny to achieve that.

Three-year-old Benji Robinson with his mum, Louise

Three-year-old Benji Robinson with his mum, Louise

“We are so lucky that this hospital is right on our doorstep. Please help to make it even better.”

David Vernon-Edwards, director of The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “Benji is a superstar and we are honoured to have him as the face of the Make it Better Day appeal. We will never stop wanting to make it better for children like Benji, so we will never stop needing your help.

“Holding your own Make it Better Day event is easy. Just grab a few friends, colleagues or go it alone.”

To find out more and to order your fundraising pack click here.